Last updateTue, 19 Jun 2018 9pm

Marathon Company earns Responsible Jewellery Council certification


Marathon FebMarathon Company is proud to announce it has achieved certification from the Responsible Jewellery Council’s (RJC) Code of Practices (COP). Marathon Company is a family owned business and has been manufacturing jewelry in Attleboro, Massachusetts since 1897. They are known for their brand names Marathon, Kiddie Kraft and Convertible by LeStage.

The RJC is a global not-for-profit standards-setting and certification organization that has been established to advance responsible ethical, human rights, social and environmental practices throughout the diamond, gold and platinum group metals jewelry supply chain. The RJC has developed a benchmark standard for the jewelry supply chain and credible mechanisms for verifying responsible business practices through rigorous third party auditing. RJC Members commit to and are independently audited against the RJC Code of Practices – an international standard on responsible business practices for diamonds, gold and platinum group metals. The Code of Practices addresses human rights, labor rights, environmental impact, mining practices, product disclosure, and many more important topics in the jewelry supply chain. The RJC is a Full Member of the ISEAL Alliance - the global association for sustainability standards. For more information on RJC Members, Certification, and Standards please visit www.responsiblejewellery.com

“We are pleased to be a certified member of the RJC,” said company President Roger Forman.  “We are committed to operating our business in accordance with the RJC’s Code of Practices.  With this achievement we have taken another step towards reaching our goal of giving the best possible service to our customers and honoring our social, human, and environmental responsibilities as a business and member of our community.  We are committed to integrating ethical, human rights, social and environmental considerations into our day-to-day operations, business planning activities, and decision-making processes.”

“It is a pleasure to announce Marathon Company has been certified against the 2013 COP. The provisions under the 2013 COP address important issues for our members and their supply chain. We are delighted to see members achieving certification against the standard and warmly congratulate Marathon Company,” says Andrew Bone, RJC’s Executive Director.