Mazars obtained accreditation from the Responsible Jewellery Council

Mazars is proud to announce its certification as an auditor by the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC). This accreditation allows Mazars to offer its expertise as an RJC-accredited auditor and to further connect with other companies looking to join or already affiliated with this international non-profit organization. Already very active in the luxury and watchmaking sector, Mazars reinforces its position as a challenger in the luxury business area, which faces new challenges year after year, including social responsibilities.

Benefitting from extensive experience in the luxury and watch industry, this certification granted by the RJC enables Mazars to serve clients in all facets of the industry, including the crucial area of ethics and social responsibility.

The Responsible Jewellery Council is a not-for-profit, standards setting and certification organisation. From mining to retail, the RJC has more than 800 Member companies that span the entire jewellery supply chain. “Our certification is part of a global advisory approach to companies in the watchmaking and jewellery sector, particularly in regards to corporate social responsibility.

This approach focuses on two objectives: the creation of value and risk management for our customers”, said Franck Paucod, Director at Mazars Switzerland.

As an accredited auditor, Mazars ensures that the standards established by the Responsible Jewellery Council – such as certifying responsible operations in the supply chain of gold, diamonds and other precious metals – are being respected among its customers within the RJC. Today, four countries including Switzerland, France, England and South Africa are accredited. Mazars also aims at extending the number of accredited countries in the near future.

Responsible Jewellery Council

Founded in 2005, the Responsible Jewellery Council is an international non-profit organization, uniting more than 800 member companies of the jewellery industry. The RJC aims to promote responsible practices, both ethical and environmental, respecting human rights, along the entire supply chain of gold, diamond and platinum metal jewellery – mining to retail. To this end, the Responsible Jewellery Council has established a code of ethics of the profession and sets standards and security procedures, ensuring the member companies’ social and environmental performance on the basis of independent audits and certifications.

www.responsiblejewellery.com

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