Code of Practices 2019
Your pathway to responsible business practices
Certification is the bridge between standards and impact – they help you transform your management practices into measurable action. The RJC Code of Practices is the only industry standard covering the entire jewellery and watch supply chain.
RJC members have two years to achieve Certified status and we’re here to support you every step of the way. Simply follow the certification pathway to achieve your goal. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Helpdesk and Training Team.
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If required, some members may receive a mid-term review to assess your progress. This will be discussed with you during your audit report.
Step-by-step guide to achieving RJC Code of Practices 2019 Standards certification.
Your auditor will share their findings with you. Any non-conformances (NC) will be discussed and you will be required to develop a Corrective Action Plan (CAP).
Minor NC: 3 year certification awarded
Major NC: 1 year certification awarded
Schedule your re-certification audit with an RJC accredited auditor.
Re-certification is required prior to the expiry of your current certification but no more than four months in advance. To qualify for continuous certification with no gaps between certifications, members must ensure that their re-certification audit (on-site componenet) is completed within 4 months prior to the expiry of their previous certification.
Members who complete their re-certification audit early, (more than 4 months before the expiry of their previous certification), will have their new certification issued on the day it is approved by RJC. This may result in early expiration of their previous certification.
Members who complete their re-certification late (anytime after the expiry of their previous certification), will have their new certification issued on the day it is approved by RJC, resulting in a gap between certifications cycles.
Member certification validity dates are published on our website. Search the RJC member register.
Library of standards, guidance, toolkits and handbooks to help you achieve your RJC certification.
Standard - Code of Practices 2019
Guidance - Code of Practices 2019
Self-assessment - Code of Practices 2019
Assessment Manual (2020)
Assessment Manual (2019)
Human Rights Due Diligence
Guida - Codice di Procedura 2019
Guida Practica di Autovalutazione RJC
Guide relatif au - Code des Pratiques
Classeur d'auto-évaluation du RJC
Standard - Verhaltenskodex des RJC
Self-assessment - German
Estándar - Código de Prácticas
Documento de Orientación - Código de Prácticas
Self-assessment - Spanish