Bulgari becomes first Italian RJC member

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Company “in position to act as role model” for Italian industry.

The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has announced that Bulgari has become its first certified member from Italy.

As one of the world’s most historical jewellery houses Bulgari is the first Italian company to achieve RJC certification, meeting the ethical, human rights, social and environmental standards as established by its RJC’s Member Certification System.

Michael Rae, chief executive of the RJC said: “RJC warmly congratulates Bulgari on its certification. The successful verification assessment was conducted by Arnaud Herrmann from Ernst & Young, one of the independent third-party auditing firms accredited to the RJC’s Member Certification System.”

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Rae also said that Bulgari is now in a “very special position” as a role model to other Italian jewellery houses and brands.

“Bulgari has always fostered a culture that promotes with concrete actions environmentally and socially responsible behaviour, able to make the difference in people’s lives,” said Francesco Trapani, chief executive of Bulgari.

“This certification is an important acknowledgement of our constant commitment and encourages us to further surpass ourselves in virtuous practices of integrity and transparency towards our clientele and stakeholders.”

Earlier this month luxury conglomerate LVMH has announced a new chief executive for Bulgari in the form of Michael Burke, chairman of Fendi, who will take over the role in the new year.

 

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