RJC Event

Gender Equality in Action

Gender Equality in Action

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Gender Equality in Action

Organised by: UN Global Compacy and Responsible Jewellery Council

Date: Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm GMT

This is the era of gender equality. We need to accelerate public-private partnerships which can have a transformational impact for girls and women. Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day with a special edition webinar ‘Gender Equality in Action’ hosted in partnership with United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). 

The webinar will feature:

  • an interview with the Executive Director of ISEAL Alliance, Karin Kreider;
  • inspiring case studies from Bulgari, LVMH, De Beers Group, Makal Jewellery ltd, Dimexon, Day’s Jewelers and The Fair Trade Jewelry Co.; and
  • reports and practical tools to support you in your journey towards integrating SDG 5 into your strategy and operations.


  • What gender equality means in 2020
  • Why the empowerment of women is critical to business (economic and social development)
  • How you can make a direct impact on SDG 5 and become a leading force for change in your industry


  • Sue Allchurch, Chief of Outreach and Engagement at UN Global Compact
  • Iris Van der Veken, Executive Director at Responsible Jewellery Council

Generation Equality

The jewellery industry has a particularly strong case for supporting women’s empowerment as women drive demand for more than 90% of the world’s jewellery. The growing conscious consumer movement is demanding for more transparency of information and responsible sourcing is growing and gaining market share.

Responsible Jewellery Council has established a range of approaches to promote and advance women empowerment with its members.

Let’s drive change, champion gender equality and empower women.

Thank you for your continued support.

We are #GenerationEquality – together we can make a real difference.

Further Information

Marketing & Communications Team
Responsible Jewellery Council
+44 207 321 0992 ext. 206

About RJC

Responsible Jewellery Council is an international not-for-profit standards and certification organisation. It has more than 1,200 member companies 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, 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 is a Full Member of the ISEAL Alliance – the global association for sustainability standards. For more information on RJC Members, Certification, and Standards please visit www.responsiblejewellery.com and connect with us on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook.