Diamond supplier becomes the first to join the Council
The Responsible Jewellery Council has announced that the French diamond wholesaler, Raymond Bloch SA, is the first diamond supplier in the Council’s membership to be certified against the ethical, human rights, social and environmental standards as established by the RJC’s Certification System.
Raymond Bloch SA, a family run business for 100 years, is already well-known and respected in the diamond wholesale market place, however, as a certified member of the Council its processes are audited and accredited to the RJC’s high standards.
Michael Rae, RJC’s Chief Executive Officer said, “The RJC is delighted to congratulate Raymond Bloch SA on becoming its first certified diamond supplier. Many RJC Members have commenced the process towards Certification and we look forward to announcing their achievements in 2011 and beyond.”
Stephanie and Laurent Bloch, Chief Executive Officers, Raymond Bloch SA said, “Being in the industry for four generations, our family has always been concerned with ethical, social and environmental improvements. It was immediately obvious to us that the RJC would not only carry our values but would also quickly become a new global standard throughout the entire supply chain.”