The Responsible Jewellery Council has certified all three companies in WB the Creative Jewellery Group for compliance with their supply chain integrity and sustainability standards for gems and precious metals.
Domino, Weston Beamor and Gecko have been committed to ensuring their businesses meet the highest ethical standards, and were among the first UK companies to sign up to The Kimberley Process.
They have been pioneers in the use of Fair Trade gold and silver. Plus, as employers, they have been deeply committed to the welfare of its 180 employees, leading to them securing ‘Investors in People’ accreditation.
The diverse activities of the group, which produces precious jewellery and findings at Domino, silver and fashion jewellery at Gecko and runs a casting and 3D printing service at Weston Beamor, meant that gaining RJC certification was particularly complex with very many different areas of operation and sourcing requiring scrutiny.
“Despite the not inconsiderable challenges it posed, the gaining of RJC Certification was a natural progression for us as a group and we are both pleased and proud to have achieved this accolade across all three companies,” says group managing director, Andrew Morton.
“We believe that this provides a tangible demonstration to our many retail customers, both here and aboard, of our total commitment to ensuring that all our products are sourced in the most ethical manner possible. It also underlines the professionalism and dedication of our staff. The in-depth, independent audits which the RJC requires in order to grant certification are extremely arduous and great credit is due to Fiona Pluck at Gecko and to the rest of the team who have worked so hard to achieve success,” Morton adds.