It does so by providing a clear set of standards – the RJC ‘Code of Practices’ – which is verified through a third party, independent, certification process. Adoption and adherence with the RJC’s Code of Practices presents a pathway for companies to address sustainability best practices and align with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. RJC is a gateway to sustainable growth for businesses.
RJC also works with multi-stakeholder initiatives on responsible sourcing and supply chain due diligence. The RJC’s Chain-of-Custody Certification for precious metals supports these initiatives and can be used as a tool to deliver broader Member and stakeholder benefit.
Please explore the RJC website to discover more about our standards and certification programs, RJC Members, and Auditors, and how you might become involved with or benefit from our work.
In 2011, the RJC joined the ISEAL Alliance, the global association for social and environmental standards. ISEAL members are leaders in their fields, committed to creating solid and credible standard systems that give business, governments and consumers the ability to choose goods and services that have been responsibly produced.
Voluntary standards and certification are increasingly important tools for businesses operating in complex supply chains. ISEAL was founded in 2002 by a group of pioneering sustainability standards systems, including the Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Rainforest Alliance and Social Accountability International (SAI, owner of SA8000). It provides a forum for peer support for standards and accreditation organisations and develops internationally applicable good practice guidance that is a requirement for its members.
As a Full Member, RJC commits to ISEAL’s mission and Code of Ethics and complies with ISEAL’s Codes of Good Practice. Membership of ISEAL helps RJC continue to improve its standards development and implementation, and share experiences and ideas with other sectors. ISEAL Members are standards organisations that commit to transparency, co-operation and good governance and RJC is delighted to be part of this community.
Please see below a webinar on what the ISEAL membership is all about, including the core concepts in their Codes of Good Practice and the pathway to membership.