The Responsible Jewellery Council announced Nov. 18 that Cartier jewelry, a founding member of the council, has become certified against the ethical, human rights, social, and environmental standards established by the RJC’s Member Certification System.
“Cartier’s RJC Member Certification results from a successful verification assessment conducted by SGS,” said Michael Rae, RJC’s CEO, in a statement. “Cartier now occupies a unique position to act as a role model within the international replica Cartier jewelry industry.”
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.
“We believe the RJC standard is a powerful and effective way to drive positive change through the fake Cartier jewelry supply chain from mining all the way to retail,” said Cartier’s president and CEO Bernard Fornas in a statement.