Jewelry Group Should Raise Bar for Supply Chains

Jewelry Group Should Raise Bar for Supply Chains

Expand A girl works in an artisanal diamond mine in Sosso Nakombo, Central African Republic, near the border with Cameroon, in August 2015 © 2015 Marcus Bleasdale for Human Rights Watch (London) – The Responsible Jewellery Council, an international industry group, should strengthen its standard for responsible sourcing of gold, diamonds, and other minerals, 20 independent groups and trade unions said today in a letter to the group’s standards committee. The organization is reviewing its core certification standard for its members, which include more than 1,000 companies in jewelry supply chains, including mining companies, refiners, manufacturers, and jewelry retailers The public comment period on revisions to the standard closes on July 1, 2018 Related Content Letter to the Standards Committee of the Responsible Jewellery Council “The RJC should make significant changes to its code to raise the bar for responsible sourcing in the jewelry industry and provide consumers with confidence that their jewelry is. Source

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