September 21, 2006
CRJP Releases New Code of Practices, Welcomes Members
The Council for Responsible Jewellery Practices (CRJP), which promotes responsible ethical, social and environmental practices in the jewelry industry, released its final Code of Practices at the Hong Kong Jewellery & Watch Fair today.
After several reviews by CRJP stakeholders, as well as governments, non-government organizations and host communities, the 16-page Code of Practices outlines 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 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 CEO 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."
The complete text of the Code of Practices is available at www.responsiblejewellery.com.
CRJP also announced that it had accepted 15 new members. The new members are:
The new members join 39 existing members to bring the total number of companies and organizations in CRJP to 54.
- Aurafin LLC
- Brown Goldsmiths & Company Inc.
- Bulgari S.p.A
- Cendres et Metaux SA
- Colormasters Gem Corp.
- Cunningham Fine Jewelry Inc.
- DN Gems Corp.
- Goodmans Jewelers Inc.
- Helzberg Diamonds
- Lazare Kaplan International Inc.
- Leber Jeweler Inc.
- Lux Bond & Green
- Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America Inc.
- Reis-Nichols Inc.