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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Certification is the bridge between standards and impact – they help you transform your ideas into measurable action.

Certification Pathway

To achieve RJC Certified Member status is a major milestone in your sustainability journey. It demonstrates your commitment to responsible jewellery and promotes trust in the watch and jewellery supply chain. RJC Commercial Members who achieve Code of Practices 2019 Standards certification are permitted to display the official RJC Certified Member logo.

Mid-term Review

If required, some members may receive a mid-term review to assess your progress. This will be discussed with you during your audit report.

Certification Pathway

Step-by-step guide to achieving RJC Code of Practices 2019 Standards certification.

Use the RJC Code of Practices self-assessment tool to monitor your progress with compliance and get ready for your audit.

When you are ready, schedule your audit with an RJC accredited auditor.

 

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

Congratulations! You are an RJC Certified Commercial Member. You can now use the official RJC Certified logo on all your communications.

If required, some members may receive a mid-term review to assess your progress. This will be discussed with you during your audit report.

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.

Download Centre

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 (2019)

Risk-assessment Toolkit

Human Rights Due Diligence

Italian

Guida - Codice di Procedura 2019

Guida Practica di Autovalutazione RJC

French

Guide relatif au - Code des Pratiques

Classeur d'auto-évaluation du RJC