The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), which collaborates on responsible sourcing practices in the jewelry supply chain, has launched its, "New and improved self-assessment workbook to help kick-start 2017 for our members." RJC explains, "The self-assessment workbook helps members self-assess their performance against the RJC Code of Practices (COP). It is like an internal audit you conduct of your business, to help you prepare for the third party independent audit needed to achieve RJC certification." The organization says the workbook is completely refreshed and introduces a few key features that will make the self-assessment process easier for members, including:
Revised format, making it cleaner and more straightforward to use; Added guidance to help members understand the requirements in the Code of Practices (COP); Streamlining of self-assessment questions depending on the members’ activities; A built-in corrective action template to help members close out their non-conformances before their audit; Technical upgrade, making it easier to follow the workbook in its Excel format.
“The new self-assessment is much more streamlined and to the point, with examples of compliance that really help smaller companies like ours”, said Olivier Duran, Dany Avlas Diamonds, RJC Member. “The revision of the self-assessment workbook is proof that we are listening and are working hard to ensure our members benefit from the support and guidance provided by the RJC. This is just another step we’ve taken to help our members achieve their RJC certification goals,” says Chinelo Etiaba, Director, Membership Services.