Brand accepts "nothing less than perfection" in creation of jewellery.
Chanel has been re-certified as a member of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), once again meeting the highest ethical, social and environmental standards established by the RJC’s Member Certification System.
The company was assessed by Eric Dugelay from Deloitte Conseil (France). As standard, after a member has become RJC certified for the first time, independent verification is required at the end of each certification period to ensure continued conformance and to maintain Certified Member status.
Chanel first won official RJC member certification in 2011, having joined in 2007.
Philippe Mougenot, president of Chanel Watch and Fine Jewellery, said: "It is an honour to have obtained the renewal of the RJC Member Certification, which has been established on the grounds of an independent audit. Since the creation of Chanel Watch and Fine Jewellery, it is our goal to accept nothing less than perfection. Throughout the production chain, from the mine to the point of sale, we promote and encourage respect for responsible practices and strict ethical codes of conduct in terms of sourcing. We believe in sharing these values through the RJC Member Certification System to maintain the highest possible standards in the jewellery industry.
Mougenot added: "Since 1987 for watches, and 1993 for fine jewellery, the strength and distinction of Chanel’s creations reside in its incomparable creativity, inspired by the boldness of the first 1932 collection, and by new visionary interpretations of the fundamental symbols of mademoiselle’s universe. Chanel’s high jewellery collections are crafted with skill in the best Parisian workshops, while the prototypes, exceptional sets and special orders are developed in-house at the high jewellery workshop located 18 Place Vendôme, which opened in November 2012. The greatest importance is given to the quality of the stones, pearls and precious metals, which beauty and rarity are ensured by a precise and exacting search undertaken by expert gemmologists."