The RJC expands scope to include platinum metals

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RJC votes unanimously to include platinum as key officials re-elected.

The Responsible Jewellery Council held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in London on Monday, in which it decided to expand its certification system scope to include platinum group metals.

Decisions at the meeting included the re-election of Matt Runci for RJC Chairman, John Hall in the role of Vice-Chairman and Mark Jenkins as Secretary. The director’s report and financial statements were also approved.

An Emergency General Meeting (EGM) was held after the AGM that unanimously passed special resolutions to amend the Council’s Memorandum of Association and adopt new Articles of Association to include the platinum group metals.

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The new resolutions also allow the Council’s board of directors to determine future amendments to the scope of the RJC System.

RJC CEO Michael Rae said: “I profoundly thank all those many Members who participated in the meetings through their attendance or by lodging proxies. As a democratic institution ultimately governed by its Members, Member participation in the Council’s AGM and EGM is vital.

The Responsible Jewellery Council is an international not-for-profit organisation that brings together over 230 member companies committed to promoting responsible ethical, human rights, social and environmental practices throughout the jewellery industry.

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