The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) is calling for public comment in an effort to revise its Code of Practices (COP), the standard against which all RJC members must demonstrate independently verified conformance to achieve certification. The first of at least three scheduled public comment periods is open until September 10, 2012.
The COP is the cornerstone of RJC's certification program and sets standards for responsible business practices for small, medium and large companies involved in the jewelry supply chain of gold, diamond and platinum group metals.
This is the RJC's first formal review of the COP, three years after its publication. According to the RJC, the objectives of the review are to update the COP, as well as its supporting documents and training. RJC has logged issues and comments received since the publication of the COP in 2009 and has identified key topics that will be reviewed.
A paper has now been published that outlines the proposed process, scope and timelines for the COP review and seeks input from all interested stakeholders. To download the summary of the COP Review, click here: http://tinyurl.com/6or3jjs