Responsible Jewelry Council

RJC is the global membership and standards body for responsible jewelry throughout the entire supply chain – from mine to retail. 

RJC’s ‘Code of Practice’ references key development frameworks, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ILO Principles and UN Global Compact and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The RJC Code of Practices (COP) is the global standard for the responsible jewelry and watch industry, focusing on business ethics and responsible supply chains. Their COP covers all the primary minerals and metals used in the manufacture of jewelry: gold, silver, platinum group metals, diamonds and colored gemstones.

RJC is ISEAL Code Compliant. Their system has been independently evaluated against ISEAL’s Codes of Good Practice––a globally-recognized framework for effective, credible sustainability systems. More information at

Supply chains are often complex, multi-tiered and interconnected. RJC takes an integrated approach to responsibility, recognizing it as an ongoing journey of transformation. As an organization, RJC too must evolve to succeed in the decade ahead.

RJC is transforming the way they work to be more efficient, strengthening their relationship with members and serving them better.

RJC is a platform for catalyzing change through the supply chains of their members, and provides a forum for sharing perspectives, exchanging ideas and finding solutions to shared challenges. Through the implementation of the COP, RJC works to ensure that responsibility standards are upheld right across the global jewelry supply chain. Their objective is to work in partnership to ensure our industry’s standards are maintained, and to help create a responsible and sustainable, world-wide jewelry supply chain.

RJC also has an important role to play as the voice for the industry on its most critical Environmental, Social and Government (ESG) issues, helping to accelerate collective progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

How RJC Supports Its Members

  • Demonstrate leadership in consumer confidence issues, showcase best practice and gain competitive advantage
  • Increase confidence of customers that the jewelry they are buying is responsibly produced
  • Create connections to a like-minded community, including wholesalers and retailers through stronger commercial relationships facilitated by through certification
  • Provide access to current information and resources on emerging issues, industry challenges, educational materials and regulatory framework

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