Cartier’s ethics certified by the RJC

The Responsible Jewellery Council certifies Cartier?s values

The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has announced that Cartier, a founding Member of the Council, has become certified against the ethical, human rights, social and environmental standards established by the RJC’s Member Certification System.

Founded in 1847, Cartier is one of the world’s most esteemed houses of luxury, designing and manufacturing exclusive collections of fine jewellery, wristwatches and prestige accessories, distributed through approximately 300 Cartier boutiques worldwide.

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Michael Rae, RJC’s Chief Executive Officer said: “The RJC warmly congratulates Cartier on becoming the second RJC Certified Member. Cartier’s RJC Member Certification results from a successful verification assessment conducted by SGS, a highly regarded and international auditing company accredited by RJC in July 2010. Cartier now occupies a unique position to act as a role model within the international jewellery industry.”

Cartier’s President and CEO, Bernard Fornas commented that the company “believe the RJC standard is a powerful and effective way to drive positive change through the jewellery supply chain from mining all the way to retail.”

Cartier is also a ‘citizen of the world’ present on all continents, committed to promoting contemporary art through the Foundation Cartier, an initiator of ethical standards in the jewellery industry with the Responsible Jewellery Council, and at the forefront of the fight against international counterfeiting.