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Dhamani Jewels is first UAE retailer to join the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 22nd February 2022: Dhamani Jewels has become the first retailer from the United Arab Emirates to join the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), underscoring its commitment to the Code of Practices in its business operations.

“This a proud moment for Dhamani Jewels. We believe that our commitment to the implementation of the Code of Practices will help us strengthen our management systems and build greater sustainability throughout our supply chain,” Amit Dhamani said. “Consumer confidence is our priority. It is all about trust. We are excited to work closely with the RJC team as we embark on this exciting and yet challenging journey ahead.”

“We are delighted that Dhamani Jewels, a leading retailer in the UAE, is leading the way in sustainability. It is an important milestone that they will start their certification process. We look forward to understanding how the Code of Practices will support them in integrating sustainability at the core of their business strategy. We hope it will encourage other companies in the Middle East to follow their direction” said Iris Van der Veken, Executive Director of the London-based RJC, the world’s leading standard-setting organisation for the jewellery and watch industry whose more than 1,550 members span a vast range of businesses from miners to retailers.

The RJC is seeking to expand its presence across the Middle East, one of fastest growing regions for the jewellery industry in the world.

Dhamani has grown its company around the world since 1969 and has boutiques in Dubai Mall, Mall of Emirates, the Burj Al Arab, their own brands including Dusoul, Dhamani Jewels and Dhamani 1969 which are now present in a total of thirteen major malls and hotels across the United Arab Emirates. The company is an aspirational leader for the industry in Middle East.

“It is encouraging to see that our member- base continues to grow, especially with retailers. Dhamani Jewels’ membership will attract other retailers to start the certification journey. We look forward to understanding their learnings in the implementation of the Code of Practices.” David Bouffard, Chair of the RJC said.

 


About Dhamani Jewels

Since 1969 Dhamani has grown into a vertically integrated company offering a wide variety of rare Diamonds and precious stones to create the finest jewelry set in beautiful designs while maintaining the highest level of craftsmanship. Dhamani’s commitment to exclusivity & creativity is highlighted with the “Dubai Cut” diamond, a distinctive cut technique that elevates the beauty of a diamond, which can only be found at Dhamani and nowhere else in the world.

Further Information

Olivia Saunders-Smith
Marketing & Communications Team
Responsible Jewellery Council
communications@responsiblejewellery.com
+44 207 321 0992 ext. 206

About Responsible Jewellery Council

Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) is the leading standards organisation of the global jewellery and watch industry. It has 1,500 member companies in 71 countries, that span the jewellery supply chain from mine to retail. RJC Members commit to and are independently audited against the RJC Code of Practices – an international standard on responsible business practices for diamonds, coloured gemstones, silver, gold and platinum group metals. The Code of Practices (COP) addresses human rights, labour rights, environmental impact, mining practices, product disclosure and many more important topics in the jewellery supply chain. RJC also works with multi-stakeholder initiatives on responsible sourcing and supply chain due diligence. The RJC’s Chain-of-Custody Certification (CoC) for precious metals supports these initiatives and can be used as a tool to deliver broader Member and stakeholder benefit. Through the implementation of the COP and CoC members contribute towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 agenda. RJC’s Roadmap 2030 is a framework for our industry with respect to the most impactful contributions our members can make through their supply chains. Impacts deepen consumer confidence and are linked to priority SDGs, they are presented according to the five pillars of sustainable development – People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnerships. In April 2021, RJC launched the SDG Taskforce, an industry-wide action platform to advance the sustainability agenda and benchmark progress in the jewellery and watch supply chain.

RJC is a Full Member of the ISEAL Alliance – the global association for sustainability standards. RJC complies with the ISEAL Standard-Setting Code which specifies general requirements for transparent and accountable preparation, adoption and revision of sustainability standards.

RJC is also a member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) since 2009. RJC and UNGC entered into a first-of-its-kind strategic partnership in 2020 and launched the ‘SDG Innovation & Impact in the Jewellery Industry” programme. In 2021 RJC deepened this commitment by supporting the UNGC SDG Ambition global impact initiative to accelerate integration of the 17 SDGs into core business management. SDG Ambition enables companies to move beyond incremental progress and step-up transformative change – unlocking business value, building business resilience, and enabling long-term growth.

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