An indisputable reference in the realm of luxury, Cartier occupies a unique position in the world of jewellery which carries with it a responsibility to act as a role model within the industry. We have chosen to embody this responsibility through efforts which extend beyond the Maison’s own activities.
Hence, Cartier elected to be one of the founding members of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) in 2005.
The mission of this not-for profit organisation: to establish a code of conduct for participants in the jewellery trade- including precious watches- from mine to retail.
The RJC aims:
- Clearly define the ethical, social and environmental standards applicable to all participants in the gold and diamond jewellery industry,
- Promote and facilitate the implementation of these standards,
- Ensure the implementation of these standards is verified through independent third-party monitoring.
Through the sharing of best practices and the pursuit of continuous improvement, the RJC aims to bring together participants of all sizes are from all areas of the jewellery industry.
The RJC has grown to over 270 members today. Cartier continues to invite other industry players to join the movement.
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Cartier receives certification for its compliance with the Responsible Jewellery Council’s Code of Practices
Cartier is proud to announce that it has been certified as adhering to the ethical, social, human-rights and environmental standards established by the Responsible Jewellery Council.
Cartier’s operations were verified by the RJC-accredited auditor SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.
“Since 1847, Cartier has embodied a tradition of excellence, which has now also become our commitment. This commitment to maintain excellence in our creations, craftsmanship and quality of service also extends to the way in which we conduct our activities ethically, socially and environmentally. This is what prompted our decision to co-found the RJC in 2005.
We believe that the RJC standard is a powerful and effective way of driving positive change throughout the jewelry supply chain, from mining all the way to retail,” declared Bernard Fornas, Cartier’s President and CEO.
The Responsible Jewellery Council is an international not-for-profit organization that counts over 250 member companies committed to promoting responsible ethical, human-rights, social and environmental practices in a transparent and accountable manner throughout the industry, from mining to retail. All Commercial Members of the RJC are audited by accredited third-party auditors, who verify that the companies conform to the RJC’s Code of Practices before delivering certification according to the RJC System.