(LAFAYETTE, La) – Prime manufacturer, Stuller, Inc. is proud to announce that it is now a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), the foremost standard setting and certification organization for the jewelry industry.
“Ethical sourcing, supply chain transparency, workplace safety and other similar issues, are of increasing concern to more and more consumers and businesses,” says Stanley Zale, vice president of diamond and gemstone procurement. “The RJC Code of Practices helps the jewelry industry meet these challenges, and we knew we needed to be a part of it.”
RJC Executive Director Iris Van der Veken said, “It is with great pleasure to announce that Stuller has achieved certification against the RJC Code of Practices. We are proud that our membership continues to reflect companies of all sizes from across the supply chain. We commend their commitment to responsible business practices and the positive impact this has on the jewelry industry.”
“Stuller is committed to responsible jewelry practices,” said Stuller founder and CEO Matt Stuller. “When joining the RJC in 2016 our ultimate goal was to show our unwavering commitment to our customers and employees. It is truly an honor to be a part of such an important organization in this industry.”
In 1970, Matthew Stuller founded Stuller, Inc. headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana. The prime manufacturer provides a wide range of goods and services for jewelry professionals worldwide. Stuller’s core product categories include: bridal jewelry, wedding bands, fine jewelry, mountings, diamonds, gemstones, findings, metals, tools, packaging and digital solutions.
About Responsible Jewellery Council
The Responsible Jewellery Council is an international not-for-profit standards and certification organization. It has more than 1,100 member companies that span the jewelry supply chain from mine to retail. 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. 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.
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 https://www.responsiblejewellery.com/.