The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) announced recently that Assay Office Birmingham, the UK service industries member, has achieved Re-Certification by meeting the highest ethical, social and environmental standards established by the RJC.
“RJC congratulates Assay Office Birmingham on achieving Re-Certification. Assay Office Birmingham was first certified in 2011. After a Member has become RJC Certified for the first time, independent verification is required at the end of each certification period to ensure continued conformance and thereby maintain Certified Member status,” says Ashish Deo, RJC’s Chief Executive Officer.
The successful verification assessment was conducted by Peter Warbrick from SGS, one of the independent third-party auditing firms accredited by the RJC.
“Assay Office Birmingham considers an ethical supply chain to be very important. We pride ourselves on our independent expertise, integrity and innovation and are always looking to improve our own performance and to encourage high standards across the breadth of our industry. Maintaining Certification to Responsible Jewellery Council Standards is an important goal and we are proud of our achievement.
We work in partnership with many brands that are also committed to the principles of the RJC. Our Certification demonstrates our commitment and provides reassurance that our values and practices are in line with those of our customers,” says Stella Layton, Chief Executive and Assay Master, Assay Office Birmingham.