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Brad Brooks-Rubin to Lead Engagement in North America

Brad Brooks-Rubin, the former Special Advisor for Conflict Diamonds at the U.S. Department of State, has been appointed as Strategic Advisor & North America Engagement Lead. Based in Washington, D.C., he will be responsible for advancing policy and deepening connections between international policy makers, NGOs and RJC member companies.

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RJC Gender Equality Report 2021

The time is now: Global jewellery industry calls for immediate action on gender equality as report unveils the urgent need for stronger commitment to SDG 5 implementation. Responsible Jewellery Council unveils gender equality report titled ‘The time is now to accelerate SDG 5, achieve gender equality, and empower all women and girls’ published in collaboration with BSR and CIBJO

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RJC joins the UN Global Compact SDG Ambition platform

Responsible Jewellery Council, the leading sustainability standard-setting organisation for the global jewellery and watch supply chain, has joined the UN Global Compact SDG Ambition platform. The platform aims to scale business impact by accelerating the integration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by UNGC’s participating companies. It 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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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.

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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.

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Sustainability: A 2021 Perspective Rebuilding Trust in the Decade of Action

The past year has been a year of reckoning, reflection and reassessing how we relate to one another and to the planet. There is a lot that has been said about the changes this unprecedented year has brought and also about the next normal that seems to be on the not-so-distant horizon. Among all of this, I am convinced of the centrality of a value that has taken on enormous significance and holds true in more ways than we had probably imagined before the pandemic began – interconnectedness. This is why I feel our industry will do well, we are a global family of businesses who have always been interdependent in bringing products to the consumer that are pure emotion and trust. Of the many lessons that have emerged from this turbulent year, one rang true across the globe – we are all in this together.

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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.

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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