The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has been accepted as a Full Member of the ISEAL Alliance at their Board meeting in Bonn, Germany on May 29, 2012.
ISEAL Full Members are a leading group of sustainability standards and accreditation bodies that have demonstrated their ability to meet the ISEAL Codes of Good Practice. ISEAL’s mission is to define good practices for sustainability standards, and to distinguish and promote credible standards. RJC joins 11 other ISEAL Full Members, including the Forest Stewardship Council, the Marine Stewardship Council, Fairtrade International, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels, and UTZ Certified.
The Responsible Jewellery Council is an international not-for-profit organisation bringing together more than 370 member companies. RJC and its Members are committed to promoting responsible ethical, human rights, social and environmental practices in a transparent and accountable manner throughout the jewellery industry from mine to retail. This commitment aims to reinforce consumer and stakeholder confidence in diamond, gold and platinum metals jewellery products. The RJC has developed the RJC Member Certification system which applies to all Members’ businesses that contribute to the diamond, gold and platinum metals jewellery supply chain. All Certified Members of the RJC are audited by accredited, third party auditors to verify their conformance with the RJC’s Code of Practices. A voluntary Chain-of-Custody Standard has also been developed for gold and platinum group metals.