The Responsible Jewellery Council

The Responsible Jewellery Council is a not-for-profit, standards setting and certification organisation. It has more than 1,000 member companies that span the jewellery supply chain from mine to retail.

Pandora has since 2012 been a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC). The RJC is a full member of the ISEAL Alliance – the global membership association for credible sustainability standards (source: RJC).

In 2018 Pandora achieved re-certification against the Responsible Jewellery Council’s Code of Practices (COP) for the 3rd time. The entire company has been externally certified according to the RJC Responsibility Standards and over 120 aspects are under scrutiny ranging from the sourcing of raw materials through to the sale of finished jewellery to customers. In 2018, we were especially commended on our efforts in good working conditions, responsible sourcing of jewellery materials, and community initiatives that give back to the local community.

Pandora has continued its engagement with the RJC and its industry-leading initiatives, striving to develop and implement responsible business practices throughout the jewellery supply chain. Up until 2017, Pandora held a seat in the RJC Executive Committee and assumed the role of Chairman in the RJC Standards Setting Committee, which comprises industry representatives, experts and leading civil society organisations.

In 2017, the Standards Setting Committee finalised the revision of the RJC Chain-of-Custody Standard for gold, providing responsible brands with the opportunity to source gold that has been independently audited and certified to come from responsible sourcing. Also in 2017, under the chairmanship of Pandora, the Standards Setting Committee initiated the revision of the RJC Code-of-Practices standard against which all RJC members must undergo a thorough independent audit and certification. RJC will expand its material scope to also include silver and coloured gemstones.