Responsible Jewellery Council Teams with Miners for Ethical Supply Chain

27/07/2016 11:04

RJC Press release: The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) and the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) renewed their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen their collaboration in promoting and facilitating responsible jewellery supply chains. ARM and RJC share objectives to promote responsible precious metals supply chains, and will continue working together to ensure their standards and assurance models are mutually supportive. Through their collaboration ARM and RJC aim to:

  • improve social, environmental and labour practices, good governance and the implementation of ecosystem restoration practices in artisanal and small-scale mining
  • enhance relationships between large-scale mining and artisanal and small-scale mining
  • increase market access for precious metals from responsible artisanal and small-scale mining.
  • ARM and RJC see exciting opportunities for a wider inclusion of the ASM sector in responsible global supply chains, and will jointly work with multiple stakeholders to make it happen. 

”RJC is delighted to announce a renewed formal relationship between two organisations that share a common objective. With this renewed MOU we look forward to strengthening our relationship with ARM and working together on our collective efforts towards responsible business practices within the jewelry supply chain. It’s an honor for the RJC to partner with a leading organisation such as ARM on standards harmonisation, collaboration and raising awareness about the ASM sector,” says Andrew Bone, RJC’s Executive Director.