Council gains new members Bottega Veneta, Christian Dior, GSI & GCAL.
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has announced that its membership has exceeded 250 companies and trade associations.
RJC members include the large and small, throughout the international diamond, gold and platinum metals jewellery supply chain.
Recent additions to its ranks include Bottega Veneta, Christian Dior Couture, Gemological Science International (GSI), Girard-Perregaux, GCAL: Gem Certification & Assurance Lab, Inc, H.K. Designs and Vacheron Constantin.
RJC chief executive Michael Rae said: “We are very pleased with the growth of RJC’s membership, witnessing a rapid rise in the first half of 2010, to now exceeding a total of over 250 Members. RJC’s healthy membership reflects the growing awareness of the importance of ethical, human rights, social and environmental performance in the jewellery industry. RJC’s members are vital to cultivate future business ethical generations.”
Under the RJC system, all commercial members of the RJC have committed to be audited by accredited, third party auditors to verify their conformance with the RJC’s Code of Practices and become certified.