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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 industry are going through a challenging time, affected by the current health and economic climate.

The Responsible Jewellery Council would like to extend its thoughts to all stakeholders and their families around the world.

As the virus continues to spread extensively, we have taken additional precautionary measures. We need to be proactive and minimise the risk of the virus spreading.

Everyone’s health, safety and well-being during this global health emergency is paramount. As a result, from Monday 16 March the RJC team will operate remotely for the next two weeks – while we monitor this situation.

All RJC Auditors have been notified and received additional information on managing member audits during this period.

We thank you for your continued support.

Be safe,
Kindest regards,

Iris Van der Veken
Executive Director,
Responsible Jewellery Council


Further Information

Olivia Saunders-Smith
Marketing & Communications Team
Responsible Jewellery Council
+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 over 1,600 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.

RJC is ISEAL Code Compliant. Our system has been independently evaluated against ISEAL’s Codes of Good Practice – a globally recognised framework for effective, credible sustainability systems. More information at isealalliance.org. is also a member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) since 2009.

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