Industry Event

Responsible Sourcing of Gold and Diamonds in a Post-COVID-19 World

Responsible Sourcing of Gold and Diamonds in a Post-COVID-19 World


Responsible Sourcing of Gold and Diamonds in a Post-COVID-19 World

Organised by: Initiatives in Art and Culture

Date: Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Time: 12.15pm EDT

A discussion with industry leaders on preventing exploitation in the gold and diamond supply chains.

Iris Van der Veken, Executive Director – Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC)


  • Tiffany Stevens, President/CEO – Jewelers Vigilance Committee
  • Edward Asscher, President – World Diamond Council
  • Pamela Fierst-Walsh, Senior Advisor for Conflict & Critical Minerals – Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, US Department of State
  • Lester Friedlander, President/CEO – Clover II Corporation
  • Norman Mukwakwami, Pact Global, Levin Sources, and the World Bank Zimbabwe
Further Information

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Responsible Jewellery Council
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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 and connect with us on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook.