RJC Event

Gender Equality – Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP)

Gender Equality – Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP)

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Part of the RJC SDG Roadshow Series

Gender Equality – Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP)

Organised by: UN Global Compact & Responsible Jewellery Council

Date: Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Time: 2.00pm – 3.00pm GMT

RJC members have a crucial role to play in accelerating gender equality throughout the entire watch and jewellery global supply chain.

Join us and guest speaker, Aude Coquatrix, Senior Manager at UN Global Compact, as we explore a set of business tools designed to provide practical guidance on implementation and benchmark your organisation’s progress towards achieving a gender-balanced workplace:

  • The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP)
  • Gender Gap Analysis Tool

This is the latest in the RJC SDG Roadshow series of events. To watch video replays of previous events, follow us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/responsiblejewellerycouncil/


The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are a set of Principles offering guidance to business on how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community. In this webinar we learn about the WEPs and accompanying gender gap analysis tool and how they can help drive forward SDG5 on gender equality.



  • Aude Coquatrix, Senior Manager, Social Sustainability & Gender Equality at United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
  • Jennifer Markas, Executive Director of Women’s Jewlery Association (WJA)


Call to action

RJC makes a call to action for all companies to read, sign and support the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs).


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Further Information

Marketing & Communications Team
Responsible Jewellery Council
+44 207 321 0992 ext. 206

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 www.responsiblejewellery.com and connect with us on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook.