The London-based Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), a not-for-profit organization that certifies businesses within the diamond and gold jewelry supply chains, has expanded the scope of its certification system to include the platinum group metals. RJC, which includes 230 member companies, promotes responsible ethical, human rights, social and environmental practices throughout the jewelry industry from mine to retail, with a goal of making the business practices of companies all along the pipeline transparent and accountable.
[The RJC’s council includes representatives of Rio Tinto and AngloGold Ashanti. Some readers may find it hard to associate the names of these companies with the term ‘responsible’.]