Industry Event

UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2020

UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2020

Event Details

UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2020

Organised by: UN Global Compact

Date: 15 – 16 June 2020

Time: 24 hours

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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About

The UN Global Compact Leaders Summit will bring together thousands of leaders to decide how business can support countries and communities around the world to recover better, recover stronger, and recover together from three global crises – health, inequality and climate.

Our 20th anniversary Leaders Summit will virtually convene leading voices from Business, Government, the United Nations, Civil Society and Academia for a 26-hour conversation about how we can rebuild more inclusive economies and societies to set a new course for a socially just, low-carbon and climate resilient world, where no one is left behind.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called COVID-19 “the greatest test that we have faced together since the formation of the United Nations”. This pandemic is an important reminder that no nation, no business, no individual is stronger than the weakest among us in our interdependent world. Everyone is invited to inspire, learn and contribute to the strong recovery the world needs.

As we continue to combat current crises such as climate change and COVID-19, we must also reinvigorate our fight against the historically enduring, deep-rooted and deadly threat of racism. We at the UN Global Compact call on all companies to actively reject and fight racism in all its forms and encourage all our speakers to share their best practices at the Leaders Summit.

Further Information

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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.