RJC Due Diligence toolkit released!
In April 2019, RJC released its latest version of the Code of Practice (COP) standard. The 2019 COP included a number of new requirements, including compliance with OECD Due-Diligence on sourcing materials from conflict affected and high risk areas (CAHRA). As well as new requirements, the scope of materials that the RJC include was expanded to incorporate silver and coloured gemstones (rubies, emeralds and sapphires initially).
To support our members, especially those in the coloured gemstone and diamond supply chain, RJC has developed a specific toolkit with the objective of assisting coloured gemstone and diamond members comply with the requirements of OECD due-diligence in COP 7.
It is with great excitement that we can now officially release this toolkit to our members. The toolkit has been developed in close consultation with a group of RJC members who are experts in coloured gemstone and diamond supply chains. This toolkit could not have been possible without them, so RJC expresses its sincere gratitude for their support.
Whilst we are releasing the toolkit for members today, please note that this is not the end of the toolkit’s development. We want to hear from our members on how the toolkit worked for them, what improvements they would like to see and most importantly how did the toolkit further your understanding of the requirements of OECD due-diligence.