RJC to host Responsible Sourcing seminar at IJL

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Learn more about RJC Code of Practices and initiatives on Tuesday 2.

The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) is preparing to host a seminar entitled, Responsible Sourcing: How the new RJC Code of Practices and key industry initiatives support a responsible supply chain, at International Jewellery London on Tuesday 2 September.

The RJC team will be positioned at stand A92 at the Olympia event, giving members of the industry a chance to talk to representatives of the company face-to-face.

The seminar panel will consist of five industry insiders, including RJC training coordinator Maria Mursell; Goldlake Group senior sustainability advisor Assheton Stewart Carter; Estelle Levin of Estelle Levin Ltd; Coventry University professor Marylyn Carrigan and National Association of Goldsmiths chief executive officer Michael Rawlinson.

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All five panellists will present on issues such as understanding human rights issues and provenance claims, the RJC’s role in the artisanal and small-scale mining sector and the latest research on best practices for small businesses in the UK.

RJC’s interim chief executive officer Catherine Sproule commented: “RJC is delighted to contribute to IJL’s seminar series with a topic that really concerns organisations of all size. We hope to reach as many UK businesses as possible on supply chain issues as we work towards building a responsible world-wide supply chain.”

The RJC provides an ethical trading platform between the jewellery industry’s sellers: gemstone traders and jewellery manufacturers, and its buyers; retailers and designer-makers.

The RJC Seminar will take place on Tuesday September 2 at 2:45pm in the Inspiration Theatre.

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