The Responsible Jewelery Council is an international not-for-pro t association with over 300 member companies operating in the entire industry, Which supply the diamond, gold and platinum smith, mining and retail sales sectors. RJC members Promote the respect of ethics, human rights and the environment, by Adopting good social and environmental practices, and in total transparency along the entire production chain. The goal of this commitment is credible to Provide Guarantees of product quality and ethics for the entire production sector. RJC has developed a certi cation system That All members must apply and compliance is veri ed by an accredited certifying agency. As a member of the Responsible Jewelery Council, NUOVI GIOIELLI must comply with the RJC’s requirements and Ensure That they are respected by all the companies in its production chain.
The principles of the Responsible Jewelery Council:
1. Ethical conduct in business affairs We are committed to conducting our business in total respect for ethical rules, Guaranteeing integrity, transparency and compliance with the laws in force. We will not practice bribery and / or corruption. We will not tolerate money laundering and / or the financing of terrorist activities. We are committed to adhering to the World Diamond Council’s voluntary guarantee system. We are committed to disclosing in full and in detail the characteristics of the products we sell. We are committed to taking appropriate measures to guarantee the integrity and security of our product shipments. We are committed to Respecting the principles of privacy and the protection of private data.
2. Human Rights We believe in and respect fundamental human rights and the dignity of every individual, in accordance with the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We do not tolerate child labor. We are committed to use no form of forced labor, bonded labor, debt-bonded contract labor or prison labor, and not to limit the movement of employees. We are committed to Guaranteeing high levels of health and safety at our sites and in our activities. We will not hinder workers’ right to free association. Wherever the law denies These freedoms, we will institute parallel channels of dialogue. We are committed to Preventing discrimination based on race, ethnicity, caste, country of origin, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, union membership, pregnancy, political affliation, marital status, physical appearance, age or any other restriction not permitted at the workplace, in order to ensure that all per- sons “ fit to work” are granted equal opportunities without discrimination based on factors not related to Their ability to full Their duties. We will not practice corporal punishment under any Circumstances and will forbid degrading treatment, harassment, abuse, coercion or intimidation in any form. We are commit- ted to Respecting the laws in force in regard to working time and pay, or in the absence of laws governing These aspects, to Adopting the standards applied in the sector. We are committed to supporting the development of the communities in cui we operate, contributing to economic and social well-being. We are committed to Recognising and Respecting the rights of the indigenous peoples and the values of Their traditions and Their cultural and social heritage. We are committed to cooperating with small companies and artisans in the mining sector operating in neighboring areas and to Participating in Initiatives Involving many parties in order to Promote responsible and law-abiding extraction rules and procedures.
3. Environment We are committed to performing our work in a responsible manner from an environmental viewpoint. We are committed to managing the environmental impact of our activities, Eliminating or limiting their effects do negative on the environment as much as possible. We are committed to Guaranteeing environmental efficiency in our activity. We are committed to practices Adopting That INCREASE biodiversity and reduce negative Consequences for biodiversity.
4. Management Systems We intend to respect the laws in force and publicly declare our commitment to respect the RJC Principles and Rules of Procedures. We intend to evaluate our risks, including the risks for our activity deriving from our business partners, creating systems capable of managing and improving ethical rules and procedures, in respect of human rights and of social and environmental principles.