Press Release: The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) today announced that Crossworks Manufacturing Ltd., the Vancouver-based diamond cutting and polishing manufacturer, has achieved certification against the ethical, human rights, social and environmental standards established by the RJC Member Certification System.
”I am delighted to congratulate Crossworks Manufacturing on its newly achieved RJC Certification. The successful verification assessment was conducted by Vidhi Aggarwal from SGS. Crossworks Manufacturing is the first North American cutting and polishing manufacturer to be certified by the Council. Many RJC Members have commenced the process towards Certification and we very much look forward to announcing their achievements over the coming months,” says Michael Rae, RJC’s chief executive.
”RJC Certification is a great goal for us and we are keen to promote the RJC globally. We support the RJC’s work in providing transparency throughout the diamond pipeline to the consumer and are proud to work with our partners in promoting responsible business practices,” says Uri Ariel, president of Crossworks.
The Responsible Jewellery Council is an international not-for-profit organization bringing together more than 310 member companies committed to promoting responsible ethical, human rights, social and environmental practices in a transparent and accountable manner throughout the jewelry industry from mine to retail. Their commitment aims to reinforce consumer and stakeholder confidence in diamond, gold and platinum metals jewelry products. The Council has developed the RJC Member Certification System, a certification system – which will apply to all Members’ businesses that contribute to the diamond, gold and platinum metals jewelry supply chain. All Commercial Members of the RJC are required to be audited by accredited, third party auditors to verify their conformance with the RJC’s Code of Practices and become certified under the RJC Member Certification System. A full list of its Members can be found on the web at www.responsiblejewellery.com
About Crossworks Manufacturing Ltd
Crossworks Manufacturing operates five diamond polishing facilities with three in Canada that are located in Sudbury, Yellowknife and Vancouver. Crossworks is a DTC Sightholder, Rio Tinto Select Diamantaire, Authorized Partner for Argyle Pink Diamonds and a Forevermark Diamantaire. Currently, the Group is the largest manufacturer of branded Canadian diamonds in the world with distribution throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
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