RJC certification programs are designed to support responsible business practices in the jewellery supply chain. They are based on rigorous standard developed through multi stake holder process, including the RJC Standards Committee and multiple opportunities for public comment and feedback. RJC has two standards which support their respective Certification programs.
RJC Code of Practices :The standard for RJC Member Certification, which is mandatory for RJC Members.
RJC’s Code of Practices is a landmark standard for the jewellery supply chain and addresses a wide range of supply chain issues, including business ethics, human rights, social and environmental performance. It is supported by Standards Guidance, an Assessment Manual, and tools and training to support implementation and audits.
The RJC Code of Practices underwent its first review during 2012-2013. The revised Code of Practices was released in November 2013. A transition period of 1 year during 2014 will allow either the 2009 or 2013 version during this period.