We have reason to rejoice, because we and our sustainable jewelry are now RJC certified. This proves once again: Our sustainability efforts pay off, are seen and also confirmed by an independent authority after a thorough examination.
But from the front. In this journal we would like to explain to you what the RJC certificate is all about, what requirements we had to meet to receive the certificate and why we are pursuing some other approaches that go beyond the requirements of the RJC.
The RJC certificate is the certification of the non-profit standardization and certification organization called the Responsible Jewelery Council. The organization was founded in 2005 by well-known founding members such as Tiffany & Co. and Cartier with the aim of promoting ethically, socially and environmentally responsible requirements for the entire supply chain in the jewelry industry.
From precious metal mining to retail, this is designed to respect and care for the interests of workers, communities, business partners and the environment. In addition, trust in the global jewelry industry should grow with each additional RJC member and the role model function for other companies should be strengthened.
Every member, including Maren Jewelery, is committed to the Code of Conduct of the RJC. The requirements contained therein are understood as the minimum of what companies must meet in order to contribute to social, humane, ethical and environmentally friendly conditions along the supply chains in the jewelry industry. Before each certification, compliance with these standards is checked carefully and independently, which takes some time. For example, our certification process took a year. In addition, the RJC provides various guidelines and encourages you to constantly seek and implement additional ways to improve your sustainability efforts with the help of your customers.zen.