The RJC has released its first Impacts Report analysing the effectiveness of its CSR initiatives across the globe.

Case studies show positive impact of RJC standards in mining sector.

The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has released its first Impacts Report outlining the effectiveness of its CSR and ethical improvement policy across the globe.

Overall finding appear to show that RJC policies are an effective catalyst for change, while helping companies to meet compliance needs and build better business.


Significantly, the report shows that the uptake of RJC certification continues to grow year-on-year with more than 270,000 employees around the world covered by RJC policies.

Two strong case studies also show the positive impact of RJC standards in the mining sector, with India a particularly promising growth region.

The report also shows that small-to-medium enterprises are responsible for more than half of the RJC’s membership.

Another crucial aspect of the Impacts Report is the ‘Theory of Change’ – a visual map tying together what the RJC, members and stakeholders bring to achieving the organisation’s vision in the long term. 

Just as its Annual Progress Report, which reflects on the accomplishments of the RJC and its Members, the Impacts Report and a new ‘Monitoring and Evaluation System Report’ will be published annually.

With these three publications the RJC will report publicly to its members, stakeholders and the wider public about the progress and impact of the RJC certification program, as well as provide details on the systems and procedures it has in place.

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