The Responsible Jewellery Council has re-certified jewellery manufacturer Cooksongold across its manufacturing facility in London and its headquarters in Birmingham.
The company achieved certification against the 2013 Code of Practices (COP) set down by the RJC to assess ethical and social practices.
“It is a pleasure to announce Cooksongold has been certified against the 2013 COP. The new provisions under the 2013 COP address important issues for our Members and their supply chain. We are thrilled to see Members achieving these Certifications against the standard and warmly congratulate Cooksongold,”says Catherine Sproule, RJC’s chief operations officer.
The successful verification assessment was led by Roshini Wickramasinghe from SGS United Kingdom Limited, one of the independent third-party auditing firms accredited by the RJC.
Richard Oldroyd, UK managing director at Cooksongold said: “As the largest supplier of bullion and jewellery making supplies to the UK trade we feel it is our responsibility to ensure all elements of our business are ethical, and are as transparent as possible. We are therefore very proud to have once again achieved RJC Certification. This Re-Certification goes to underline our continued commitment to ethical practices, quality and continuous improvement.”