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Responsible Jewellery Council Launches SDG Taskforce

Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), the leading standard-setting organisation for the jewellery and watch supply chain, announced today the launch of an SDG Taskforce to create a unified platform to benchmark members’ progress in the implementation of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UN SDGs are a call to action for all countries, organisations and people to come together in partnership to achieve a more sustainable and fairer future for all. The SDG Taskforce includes 26 leaders of the global jewellery industry together with the representatives of NGOs, other trade organisations and academia who will convene on a regular basis to drive change and track progress throughout the supply chain – from mining to retail.

RJC Media Release
WDC and RJC enter cross-membership partnership to increase knowledge-sharing and impact on lives and livelihoods throughout the jewellery supply chain

The World Diamond Council (WDC) and Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) have entered into a cross-membership partnership and signed mutual codes of conduct. The two leading diamond and jewellery industry organisations are dedicated to the adoption of responsible business practices across the supply chain, and this partnership will help increase knowledge-sharing, pilot new initiatives, and increase the positive impact they both make on the lives and livelihoods of individuals and communities associated with jewellery, watches and the precious materials from which they are made.

Female ASM worker
RJC Media Release
Joint Call to Industry: Engage with ASM

Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has joined a call to action urging the gold and jewellery industry to include Artisanal Scale Mining (ASM) in their sourcing policies and practices.

Industry News
Emergency action needed for vulnerable artisanal and small-scale mining communities and supply chains

As the corona virus sweeps the globe, affecting the health and lives of millions, the pandemic is wreaking further economic havoc on the lives of artisanal, small scale miners and their communities. Around 83 per cent of the world’s mining workforce relies on these mines for their livelihood. That comes to roughly 40.5 million people. These people were vulnerable before the corona pandemic and even more so now.

COVID-19
Letter of support from RJC Executive Director

We are living in entirely unprecedented times. The scale and impact of this rapidly unfolding crisis was unimaginable to most of us just weeks ago. And within a matter of weeks, the engines of the world’s economies seem to be screeching to a halt as entire populations are locked up inside their homes.

COVID-19
Open letter to members

Members of the jewellery and watch industry are going through challenging times as a result of the current health and economic climate. Our thoughts are with all stakeholders and their families around the world.

COVID-19
Lettre ouverte aux membres (Open letter to members)

L’industrie de la bijouterie et de l’horlogerie traverse une période particulièrement difficile en raison de la situation sanitaire et économique actuelle. Nos pensées vont aux membres de l’industrie et à leurs familles, partout dans le monde.

COVID-19
Lettera aperta ai membri (Open letter to members)

Le nostre aziende operanti nell’industria della gioielleria e dell’orologeria stanno attraversando un periodo difficile a causa dell’attuale clima sanitario ed economico. I nostri pensieri sono rivolti a tutte le parti interessate e alle loro famiglie in tutto il mondo.

COVID-19
Open letter to all stakeholders

Dear Stakeholders, The new coronavirus disease, officially named COVID-19, has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Members of the jewellery and watch

RJC Media Release
RJC team update on COVID-19

Dear Stakeholders, The new coronavirus disease, officially named COVID-19, has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Members of the jewellery and watch

RJC Media Release
RJC Signs UN Gender Responsive Standards Declaration

Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) – the global standard setting organisation for the jewellery supply chain – has strengthened its ongoing commitment to gender equality by