At RJC we are passionate about providing support to help you implement sustainable business practices into the core of your business strategy.
In this library you will find a number of resources created by RJC to support you on your sustainability journey, including practical guidance, toolkits and templates.
We have a dedicated team that can support you in the implementation of our Code of Practices (COP) and Chain of Custody (CoC). If you need any additional support or have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
RJC welcome feedback and suggestions on how to improve our supporting resources. Please send your comments to email@example.com
Code of practices
Code of Practices 2019 Self Assessment
The COP Self Assessment is a tool for evaluating your company’s performance against the 2019 RJC Code of Practices (COP) for gold, silver, platinum group metals (PGM), diamonds and coloured gemstones (rubies, emeralds and sapphires.
Risk Assessment Toolkit
The Risk Assessment toolkit provides a mechanism for RJC members to conduct risk assessments and facilitate the implementation of the RJC Code of Practices.
Human Rights Due Diligence Toolkit
The Human Rights Due Diligence Toolkit has been developed to help companies in the watch and jewellery industry fulfil the minimum requirements of COP 6 Human Rights and support them in implementing human rights due diligence.
Due Diligence for Diamonds and Coloured Gemstones Toolkit
This toolkit has been developed to help RJC members implement the COP 7 due diligence requirements for responsible supply chains of diamond and coloured gemstones including conflicted affected and high-risk sources. This toolkit outlines a practical set of tools including templates, forms, and checklists to simplify the due diligence process as much as possible, particularly for small businesses.
Due Diligence for Precious Metals Toolkit
This toolkit has been developed to help RJC members implement the COP due diligence requirements for responsible supply chains of gold, silver and platinum group metals (PGM) including conflicted affected and high-risk sources (COP 7). This toolkit outlines a practical set of tools including templates, forms, and checklists to simplify the due diligence process as much as possible, particularly for small businesses.
COP 3, 6, 7 & 27 Reporting Template
The reporting templates are designed for RJC members* to fulfil all annual reporting requirements for the applicable provisions within the RJC Code of Practices 2019; members can choose to use all of the templates provided or those as required.
*non-mining RJC members
COP 12 KYC Policy & Procedures Template
The KYC policy & procedures template is designed for RJC members to fulfil the policy and procedure requirements of COP 12 Know your Counterparty of the 2019 Code of Practices.
COP 12 KYC Example Information Request Template
The example request for information template is designed to help RJC members request and gather information on suppliers and customers of gold, silver, PGM, diamonds, coloured gemstones or jewellery products containing these materials that you do business with (counterparties).
Chain of Custody
Chain of Custody Self Assessment
The COC Self Assessment is a tool for evaluating your company’s performance against the 2017 RJC Chain of Custody Standard for gold, silver and platinum group metals (PGM.
Outsourcing Contractor Assessment Toolkit
The Outsourcing Contractor assessment workbook is a tool to help outsourced contractors of RJC CoC entities evaluate their company’s performance against the RJC Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard as part of their customers’ preparation for their CoC 2017 audit.
Small Business Sustainability Toolkit
The Small Business Sustainability toolkit has been created to break down industry jargon and support you in how you can tell your customers, employees and supply chain, the steps you’re taking to put people and the planet first.
Retailer Sustainability Toolkit
The Retailer Sustainability toolkit is for the use of retailers on how to engage with their supply chain on issues surrounding sustainability. This guide provides some quick steps on actions to take, questions to ask and explanation of key topics and terms.
Gender Equality Toolkit
The Gender Equality toolkit will provide practical guidance to SMEs to assist them in their journey to incorporate gender equality at the heart of their business strategy. This toolkit is not about reinventing the wheel, but creating an informative, accessible, and easy-to-use tool for any organisation to start its journey.
Good Practice & Learning in Due Diligence & Grievance Mechanisms
In 2021, RJC joined a multi-stakeholder partnership to support the development of human rights due diligence and grievance mechanisms. Research was conducted to understand best practices in how organisations describe the actions taken by a company to identify and act on actual and potential risks to people and to the environment, within its own operations and throughout its entire supply chain.
These three public resources were created to encourage and enable organisations to integrate due diligence into their policies, operations and reporting.
RJC would like to thank fellow partners ISEAL and Bonscuro; fellow ISEAL members who participated in the research; and project financial sponsors Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO, and ISEAL Innovations Fund.
For more details on this project, please visit the ISEAL website.