Key Stakeholders

Building enduring strategic partnerships with stakeholders

Stakeholder relations are critical for the growth of our organisation, and we strive to maintain an open, continuous, and transparent dialogue with our members and our wider network of stakeholders.

The RJC is an active participant in various industry associations through which we engage with policy makers to contribute to a better understanding of industry-related challenges. These associations are also important platforms for the RJC to contribute to broader, industry-wide action on sustainable development.

In addition, the Executive Director and members of the Board participate in public forums to discuss our members’ strategies and approach to sustainable development. These events provide opportunities for the RJC to represent the industry with a wider group; including business leaders, academics and civil society organizations.

The RJC Membership and Engagement Team visits members on a regular basis and joins international trade shows.

Partnerships and Engagement Strategy

During 2019 our partnerships and engagement strategy was guided by three key complementary principles: Materiality, our Members First strategy, and a Multi-stakeholder approach. In 2020 we are reviewing and revitalizing our approach to engagement.

  1. Materiality: Determining what matters most to stakeholders
  2. Members First
  3. Multi-stakeholder Approach

In moments of hardship that affect communities and businesses around the world, we need to work together, support each other, and focus on building the common path towards a sustainable recovery. In this context, the Diamond Producers Association joined forces with the Responsible Jewellery Council and many jewelry organisations to form the Jeweler Support Network in the United States and in the United Kingdom to provide assistance to local jewellery stores and retailers, many of which are family-owned for generations and who are particularly vulnerable during this crisis.

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Global Partnerships

Only by building partnerships and working closely with governments, civil society and organisations in and outside the industry, we can make a positive difference.