RJC Certifies Cartier

The
Responsible Jewellery Council
announced Nov. 18 that Cartier, a founding
member of the council, has become certified against the ethical, human rights,
social, and environmental standards established by the RJC’s Member
Certification System.

“Cartier’s RJC Member Certification results from a
successful verification assessment conducted by SGS,” said Michael Rae, RJC’s
CEO, in a statement. “Cartier now occupies a unique position to act as a role
model within the international jewelry industry.”

All commercial members of the RJC have committed to be
audited by accredited third-party auditors to verify the company’s conformance
with the RJC’s Code of Practices and become certified within two years of
joining the RJC.

“We believe the RJC standard is a powerful and effective way
to drive positive change through the jewelry supply chain from mining all the
way to retail,” said Cartier’s president and CEO Bernard Fornas in a
statement.