The Responsible Jewellery Council has opened the second round of public consultation on the update of the RJC code of practices, closing on 29 April.
The update will aim to address points of mining, precious metals, coloured gemstones, and laboratories. RJC is also exploring expanding the coloured gemstone material scope.
In 2021, RJC started the process of updating the Responsible Jewellery Council code of practices 2019 standard.
The update is being conducted as per the ISEAL standard setting code and procedures.
RJC said it “welcomes comments from any stakeholders on the COP in general and/or specific provisions or amendments”.
The COP standard is mandatory for all RJC members who handle diamonds, coloured gemstones, gold, silver and platinum group metals (PGM). The standard and the standard setting process is publicly available to provide guidance to interested parties who are non RJC members.
The RJC standard is applicable to all industry members spanning the global jewellery and watch supply chain from SME to large companies.