(IDEX Online News) - The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) on Tuesday announced that Chanel, a Member of the Council, has become certified against the ethical, human rights, social and environmental standards established by the RJC’s Member Certification System.
“The RJC warmly congratulates Chanel on becoming a RJC Certified Member. Chanel’s RJC Member Certification results from a successful verification assessment conducted by Deloitte France. It is a great achievement and we are proud to open the RJC Annual General Meeting with this important announcement,” says Michael Rae, RJC’s Chief Executive Officer.
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. The RJC Member Certification System is unmatched in any other industry for the quality and breadth of its scope and standards and the integrity and transparency of its developmental process.
In November 1932, Mademoiselle Chanel presented her first and unique Fine Jewelry collection of dazzling platinum and diamond pieces entitled “Bijoux de Diamants,” about which she said, “If I chose diamonds it’s because they represent the highest value in the smallest volume.”
Chanel's high jewelry collections are crafted at Parisian workshops. "Throughout the production chain, from the mine to the point of sale, we promote and encourage respect for responsible practices and strict ethical codes of conduct in terms of sourcing," says Philippe Mougenot, President of Chanel Watch and Fine Jewellery. “We believe in sharing these values through the RJC Member Certification System to maintain the highest possible standards in the jewelry industry.”