Best Practice

As a member of the Responsible Jewelry Council (RJC) we are bound to stand by their strict codes of practice and make best endeavors to ensure all our suppliers also adhere to these very high standards.

The RJC  is a not for profit and standards-setting organisation that has been established to reinforce consumer confidence in the jewelry industry with the following mission:

“To advance responsible ethical, social and environmental practices, which respect human rights, throughout the diamond and gold jewelry supply chain, from mine to retail”

RJC’s “Code of Practices” defines responsible ethical, human rights, social, and environmental practices, applicable to all RJC members.

Chintamani BVBA has become a member of RJC and is fully committed to their Codes of Practice and we strongly encourage all our business partners to follow and implement the various requirements of the RJC system.

More information about the Program is available on the internet site http://www.responsiblejewellery.com.

To achieve this vision, RJC has developed a common platform of standards for the jewelry supply chain and credible mechanisms for verifying responsible business practices through third party auditing. We commit to operating our business according to the RJC Principles and Code of Practices.

In line with this policy, our commitment is to integrate ethical, human rights, social and environmental considerations into our day-to-day operations, business planning activities and decision making processes.

Supply

We make every effort to ensure the integrity of our supply chain in terms of the diamonds used and the manufacturing suppliers.

Therefore we will not source our diamonds from any manufacturer or polished dealer who cannot demonstrate the full integrity of their supply chain and the manner in which they run their business.

Operations

In every aspect of our operations we adhere to best practice from a business, social and environmental stance.

Business

Through our membership of the RJC and implementation of their codes of practice we take a strong stance on:

  • Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing and other Financial Offences
  • Kimberley Process and System of Warranties
  • Disclosure of treated diamonds

To ensure the integrity of our Supply Chain whilst making Best Endeavors where there is less visibility higher up the supply chain.

Social and Environmental

We respect our social responsibilities from both an internal and external perspective.
We adhere to the Employment and Health & Safety laws for whichever jurisdiction we operate.

Finally, where the opportunity arises we adhere to best Environmental Practice.