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RJC Gender Equality Report 2021

The time is now: Global jewellery industry calls for immediate action on gender equality as report unveils the urgent need for stronger commitment to SDG 5 implementation. Responsible Jewellery Council unveils gender equality report titled ‘The time is now to accelerate SDG 5, achieve gender equality, and empower all women and girls’ published in collaboration with BSR and CIBJO

Industry News
Growth, Unity & Equality: Rebecca Foerster

To celebrate the partnership between Diamonds Do Good and Responsible Jewellery Council, we spoke with Rebecca Foerster, President, to understand more about the organisation, their ongoing commitment to empowering people in natural diamond growing communities, and the impact their work has on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Industry News
Minera Yanaquihua SAC Recertification

Minera Yanaquihua SAC has achieved recertification to the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) Code of Conduct as well as certification to the RJC Chain-of-Custody standard, as

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RJC joins the UN Global Compact SDG Ambition platform

Responsible Jewellery Council, the leading sustainability standard-setting organisation for the global jewellery and watch supply chain, has joined the UN Global Compact SDG Ambition platform. The platform aims to scale business impact by accelerating the integration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by UNGC’s participating companies. It enables companies to move beyond incremental progress and step-up transformative change – unlocking business value, building business resilience, and enabling long-term growth.

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Responsible Jewellery Council Launches SDG Taskforce

Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), the leading standard-setting organisation for the jewellery and watch supply chain, announced today the launch of an SDG Taskforce to create a unified platform to benchmark members’ progress in the implementation of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UN SDGs are a call to action for all countries, organisations and people to come together in partnership to achieve a more sustainable and fairer future for all. The SDG Taskforce includes 26 leaders of the global jewellery industry together with the representatives of NGOs, other trade organisations and academia who will convene on a regular basis to drive change and track progress throughout the supply chain – from mining to retail.

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WDC and RJC enter cross-membership partnership to increase knowledge-sharing and impact on lives and livelihoods throughout the jewellery supply chain

The World Diamond Council (WDC) and Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) have entered into a cross-membership partnership and signed mutual codes of conduct. The two leading diamond and jewellery industry organisations are dedicated to the adoption of responsible business practices across the supply chain, and this partnership will help increase knowledge-sharing, pilot new initiatives, and increase the positive impact they both make on the lives and livelihoods of individuals and communities associated with jewellery, watches and the precious materials from which they are made.

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Sustainability: A 2021 Perspective Rebuilding Trust in the Decade of Action

The past year has been a year of reckoning, reflection and reassessing how we relate to one another and to the planet. There is a lot that has been said about the changes this unprecedented year has brought and also about the next normal that seems to be on the not-so-distant horizon. Among all of this, I am convinced of the centrality of a value that has taken on enormous significance and holds true in more ways than we had probably imagined before the pandemic began – interconnectedness. This is why I feel our industry will do well, we are a global family of businesses who have always been interdependent in bringing products to the consumer that are pure emotion and trust. Of the many lessons that have emerged from this turbulent year, one rang true across the globe – we are all in this together.

Female ASM worker
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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.

Industry News
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.

COVID-19
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.

COVID-19
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.

COVID-19
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.

COVID-19
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.

COVID-19
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 of the jewellery and watch

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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 of the jewellery and watch