The Responsible Jewellery Council has announced that The De Beers Group of Companies (“De Beers”) has achieved certification against the 2013 Code of Practices (COP).
The 2013 COP was released in November 2013.
Andrew Bone, RJC’s executive director, says: “It is a pleasure to announce De Beers has been certified against the 2013 COP. The new provisions under the 2013 COP address important issues for our members and their supply chain. We are thrilled to see members achieving Certification against the standard and warmly congratulate De Beers.”
The successful verification assessment was led by Becky Toal from SGS United Kingdom Limited, one of the independent third-party auditing firms accredited by the RJC.
Purvi Shah, product integrity manager, De Beers Group comments: “Operating sustainably and responsibly sits at the heart of De Beers’ business strategy and we are therefore pleased to receive confirmation that we measure up to the exacting requirements of credible and external standards like the RJC’s.
“De Beers remains committed to supporting industry-wide initiatives like the RJC Certification System that reinforce stakeholder and consumer confidence in the diamond industry.”