The Council for Responsible Jewellery Practices released its finalized Code of Practices Thursday.
The 16-page Code of Practices articulates the ethical, social and environmental practices that the council will expect of its members once its “Responsible Practices Framework” is fully operational in early 2008. The Code of Practices went through several reviews by CRJP’s stakeholders, as well as governments, non-governmental organizations, and host communities.
“The release of CRJP’s Code of Practices is a direct step forward as we work to complete our Responsible Practices Framework and monitoring system,” says CRJP chief executive officer Michael Rae. “Now, it’s on to creating a practical implementation system that will use independent third-party monitors to credibly demonstrate that the practices of CRJP’s members are responsible.”
CRJP is an international nonprofit organization that promotes responsible ethical, social and environmental practices throughout the diamond and gold jewelry supply chain from mine to retail.