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RJC is the world’s leading standard-setting organisation for the jewellery and watch industry. It was founded in 2005 by 14 member organisations that included ABN AMRO, BHP Billiton Diamonds, Cartier, World Jewellery Confederation, Diamond Trading Company (part of De Beers Group), Diarough, Jewelers of America, National Association of Goldsmiths (UK), Newmont Mining, Rio Tinto, Rosy Blue, Signet Group, Tiffany & Co., and Zale Corporation. Today membership has grown to more than 1,250 organisations committed to advancing responsible business practices through the implementation of a mandatory Code of Practices (COP). The “Code of Practice” refers to key development frameworks, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ILO principles, the United Nations Global Compact and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
PRIORITY SDGs FOR RJC AND ITS MEMBERS
Roadmap to 2030 and beyond
In 2020, RJC completed an SDG mapping and materiality assessment based on its COP. Following in the footsteps of other industries that have also gone through this exercise, RJC used the methodology outlined in WBCSD SDG Sector Roadmap Guidelines. The guidelines were used to identify which goals and targets are most relevant to the jewellery and watch value chain and where it would be possible to achieve the greatest impact. The results of this analysis were reviewed in conjunction with other industry SDG materiality analyses conducted by external bodies such as the SASB Materiality Map, WEF: Mapping Mining to the SDGs and TRACIT: Mapping the impact on illicit trade on SDGs. As a result, the priority SDG goals for RJC and its members were identified as:
SDG 5: Gender equality
SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth
SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production
SDG 13: Climate change
SDG 16: Peace, justice, and strong institutions
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals