RJC to Hold JCK Event to Reinforce Consumer ConfidenceMay 19, 11
(IDEX Online News) – Twenty industry-leading organizations will host the inaugural Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) Luncheon at JCK Las Vegas to reinforce consumer confidence in the diamond, gold and platinum metals supply chain, the organization announced Thursday.
The Luncheon will take place on Sunday, June 5 at noon at Mandalay Bay, Convention Center, 3rdFloor Meeting Rooms, in Room Jasmine A. All jewelry businesses who are not yet RJC Members are invited and welcome to attend.
Speakers at the event will be Ed Hrabak, Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager, Signet Jewelers Ltd.; Matthew Runci, Chairman, RJC and President and CEO, Jewelers of America; David Bonaparte, Group Vice President, JCK Events; Michael Rae, Chief Executive Officer, RJC; John Hall, General Manager, External Affairs, Rio Tinto/ Vice Chairman RJC; David Meleski, President, Richline Group; and Thomas Nyborg, Managing Director, PANDORA.
“We are most grateful to Signet Jewelers, RJC Certified Member and main sponsor of the event, and to the 19 Co-hosts for their strong commitment and invaluable support to enhance RJC’s mission,” says RJC’s CEO Michael Rae.
During the luncheon, guests will hear jewelry industry leaders from mining through to the retail sector, emphasizing the benefits of becoming an RJC member, how to become RJC certified, and why the RJC Member Certification System is a benefit for the jewelry business and the global jewelry industry.
“We support RJC because we take CSR very seriously,” said Mark Jenkins, Signet Jewelers’ Group Company Secretary, and Honorary Secretary of RJC’s Board of Directors. “We believe in trying to influence the supply chain but it should be an all-inclusive process and the RJC is the most effective and efficient way of doing so. We believe that it is the collective responsibility of the jewelry industry to maintain the integrity of its product in the eyes of the consumer and society. The message is that it is all encompassing and that is the benefit of joining the RJC,” Jenkins added.