RJC Media Release

JNA Awards and RJC renews their collaboration to encourage wider celebration of responsible business practices at JNA Awards 2019

The JNA Awards and the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) have renewed their collaboration for a further year, to encourage an even greater number of businesses in the international jewellery industry to celebrate their positive business approach at the 2019 Awards. Armed with their shared values and vision for the trade, the collaboration, first established in 2018, promotes best practices and responsible behaviour across the jewellery supply chain, ultimately leading to long term industry advancement.

Since its inception in 2012, the Awards has strived to identify, recognise, celebrate and encourage excellence, best practices and innovation in the international jewellery and gemstone industry. A leading platform for companies to showcase their outstanding achievements, as well as their commitment to innovation and responsibility, the Awards is now accepting entries for its eighth edition until 26 April.

The RJC is the jewellery industry’s foremost standards-setting and certification body, with more than 1,100 member companies spanning the entire jewellery supply chain, from mine to retail, across 75 countries. Its mission is to promote responsible and safe business practices within the industry and help firms of all sizes meet rising ethical standards, while creating jobs and opportunities globally.

Letitia Chow, Chairperson of the JNA Awards, and Director of Business Development – Jewellery Group at UBM Asia, said, “We are honoured to continue our collaboration with RJC to further promote our common values and the positives of the trade. We hope that through our joint efforts, more companies will be inspired to commit to excellence and best practices in their business operations and to share their success
stories at the JNA Awards.”

Andrew Bone, Executive Director at RJC said, “Our continued collaboration with the Awards allows us to recognise the best of our industry and demonstrating its commitment to ethical behavior, building further trust across the supply chain. This has been our mission since launch 15 years ago and we support any initiative that furthers this.”

JNA Awards 2019 is supported by Headline Partners Chow Tai Fook, the Shanghai Diamond Exchange, and DANAT, together with Honoured Partners KGK Group, China Gems and Jade Exchange, and Guangdong Land Holdings Limited.

The Honourees or shortlisted entrants will be announced on 20 June 2019 at the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.

Further Information

Harpreet Kaur Hansi | Social Media & Communications Co-ordinator
Responsible Jewellery Council
communications@responsiblejewellery.com
+44 207 321 0992 ext. 206

About RJC

The 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.

The 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.