Assurance influences the quality of trust
Our assurance system builds trust in our sustainability standards. Through our certification we ensure our members operate their business in a way that meets the requirements of RJC standards and report impact. To maintain the credibility of our assurance system we comply with the ISEAL Assurance Code, conduct regular reviews of our assurance systems, and operate the Assurance Committee as part of our RJC Governance Framework.
It is critical to ensure our members comply with RJC standards. The RJC Assessment Manual details the assurance framework and is a useful guide for auditors and members preparing for their audit. To maintain the credibility of our assurance system we comply with the ISEAL Assurance Code, conduct regular reviews of our assurance systems, and operate the Assurance Committee as part of our RJC Governance Framework.
RJC Assurance Model
Translate Standards Into Impact
Assurance is a critical component of credibility. Through our certification programmes our members are able to demonstrate their responsible business practices that adhere to the RJC standards.
Framework for Credible Assurance
To maintain the credibility of our assurance system we comply with the ISEAL Assurance Code. ISEAL is the global membership organisation for credible sustainability standards. RJC is the only ISEAL Full Member for sustainable standards and practices in the jewellery and watch industry.
The ISEAL Assurance Code sets out minimum criteria for implementation of the assurance management system and process. It builds on a set of desired outcomes for effective assurance and describes how they can be achieved in practice. This connection between assurance and impact enables us to improve the rigour, effectiveness and value of our standards to our members.
RJC Assurance Code System Reports
Transparent and Accountable
Being transparent and accountable is critical to maintain the credibility of RJC standards. Our Assurance Code System Reports provide stakeholders with insight into the effectiveness of RJC assurance.
RJC Assurance Committee
The role of the Assurance Committee is to oversee the ongoing evolution and maintenance of the RJC assurance system. The committee assists in the development of policies and procedures that relate to the certification of members and accreditation of third-party audit firms.
The Assurance Committee comprises up to nine elected RJC member representatives with up to two external experts. Explore the RJC Governance Handbook for full details of the role and responsibility of the Assurance Committee.