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Responsible Business Practices in the Decade of Action

Responsible Jewellery Council will mark its 15th anniversary by bringing together many leading organisations for a panel discussion on the key theme of responsibility and resilience. How can we build back through a partnership model to deliver positive impacts on the ground. Join us as we reflect on our journey and discuss how together we can create impactful change.

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SDG 12 Responsible Production and Consumption

Worldwide consumption and production — a driving force of the global economy — rest on the use of the natural environment and resources in a way that continues to have destructive impacts on the planet. Sustainable consumption and production is about doing more and better with less. In this webinar, we’ll explore the three key targets under the SDG12 goal on Responsible Consumption and Production that are relevant to members

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Ask Me Anything (AMA)

Our popular ‘Ask Me Anything’ (AMA) sessions give you a chance to raise any questions you may have about a particular COP provision with members of the RJC team.

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Implementing the SDG Compass

Contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has never been more critical. Our ‘RJC SDG Roadshow’ – a series of webinars for the jewellery and watch global supply chain to better understand and take measurable action towards Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Coffee & Conversation

Our popular Coffee & Conversation series of events are informal, invitation-only events for new and returning members to support you in starting your certification journey. Each session will focus on a different aspect of requirements and provisions including a general welcome and conducting your self-assessment.

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Responsible Minerals 2020

Join Iris Van der Veken, Executive Director at Responsible Minerals 2020 with Responsible Business Alliance to discuss enhanced efforts around transparency and progressive Due Diligence in the gold sector to support responsible sourcing of gold.

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Gender Equality – Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP)

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.

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European SDG Summit 2020

Join Iris Van der Veken, Executive Director as she discusses the importance of translating shared visions and principles into roadmaps and collaborative actions to accelerate the transition towards a more sustainable world at the European Roundtable – Sector Sustainability Visions and Roadmaps.

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Joint Call to Industry: Engage with ASM

Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has joined a call to action urging the gold and jewellery industry to include Artisanal Scale Mining (ASM) in their sourcing policies and practices.

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SDG 13 Climate Action 2020

Join a panel of sustainability experts and RJC members as they discuss how to engage with climate action. Part of the RJC SDG Roadshow in partnership with United Nations Global Compact.

Opinions & Analysis
OpEd | Leading with purpose: The jewellery industry beyond COVID-19

I was very pleased to host a diverse group of jewellery industry experts and sustainability leaders at our JCK Virtual special edition RJC Leadership Panel. We discussed the relationship between responsible business and resilient business, particularly in times of crisis and uncertainty such as we are facing now.

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RJC Leadership Panel @ JCK Virtual 2020

Join leaders from across the jewellery industry for a lively panel discussion to explore the critical role of leadership and responsible business during COVID-19. Includes global perspectives and on-the-ground examples of action from retail to public policy. Includes a special Keynote Address from Sue Allchurch of the United Nations Global Compact.

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The Gold Jewellery Industry in the Pandemic – Now and Future

Gold jewellery accounts for nearly 60% of global gold demand. As part of our Virtual Summit Series, a group of gold industry experts and influencers review the impact of COVID-19 on the gold jewellery supply chain, how the industry will be affected in the future, and how it can deal with the growing pressure to support artisanal gold mining.

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UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2020

Responsible Jewellery Council, joined business leaders from across the world, as we come together virtually to pledge our commitment to a Decade of Action. In the journey towards 2030, we all need to become activists – reimagining, redefining and, ultimately, delivering the kind of future and world we all want.

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Emergency action needed for vulnerable artisanal and small-scale mining communities and supply chains

As the corona virus sweeps the globe, affecting the health and lives of millions, the pandemic is wreaking further economic havoc on the lives of artisanal, small scale miners and their communities. Around 83 per cent of the world’s mining workforce relies on these mines for their livelihood. That comes to roughly 40.5 million people. These people were vulnerable before the corona pandemic and even more so now.

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Letter of support from RJC Executive Director

We are living in entirely unprecedented times. The scale and impact of this rapidly unfolding crisis was unimaginable to most of us just weeks ago. And within a matter of weeks, the engines of the world’s economies seem to be screeching to a halt as entire populations are locked up inside their homes.

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Lettre ouverte aux membres (Open letter to members)

L’industrie de la bijouterie et de l’horlogerie traverse une période particulièrement difficile en raison de la situation sanitaire et économique actuelle. Nos pensées vont aux membres de l’industrie et à leurs familles, partout dans le monde.

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Lettera aperta ai membri (Open letter to members)

Le nostre aziende operanti nell’industria della gioielleria e dell’orologeria stanno attraversando un periodo difficile a causa dell’attuale clima sanitario ed economico. I nostri pensieri sono rivolti a tutte le parti interessate e alle loro famiglie in tutto il mondo.

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Open letter to members

Members of the jewellery and watch industry are going through challenging times as a result of the current health and economic climate. Our thoughts are with all stakeholders and their families around the world.

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Open letter to all stakeholders

Dear Stakeholders, The new coronavirus disease, officially named COVID-19, has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Members

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RJC team update on COVID-19

Dear Stakeholders, The new coronavirus disease, officially named COVID-19, has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Members

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Gender Equality in Action

In this special edition for International Women’s Day, we welcome a leading interview with the Executive Director of ISEAL Alliance, Karin Kreider. You will also find reports and tools to support you in your journey towards integrating SDG 5 into your strategy and operations. Let’s drive change, champion gender equality and empower women.