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Responsible Jewellery Council

The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) is a standards-setting organisation that has been established to reinforce consumer confidence in the jewellery industry by promoting responsible ethical, human rights, social and environmental practices throughout the jewellery supply chain.

The RJC has developed a common platform of standards for the jewellery supply chain and credible mechanisms for verifying responsible business practices through third party auditing. We commit to operating our business according to the RJC Principles and Code of Practices.In line with this policy, our commitment is to integrate ethical, human rights, social and environmental considerations into our day-to-day operations, business planning activities and decision making processes.

We are delighted to announce we have been certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC). This certification - which needs to be renewed every three years - is in recognition that our Uxbridge-based head office and all 115+ stores nationwide meet the ethical, human rights, social and environmental standards as established by the RJC’s Member Certification Standard (click here for full details). We join famous international brands Cartier and Chanel as accredited members of the worldwide organisation.

"As a sixth generation family company, the way we do business is important to us,” says Andrew Hinds, F.Hinds’ Director and Diamond Buyer. “We were delighted when the Responsible Jewellery Council was formed (in 2008 we were one of the earliest members) as we felt that it would enable the jewellery industry to make a real difference in the world. We have also been certified ahead of many national and international names in the jewellery industry, which for a family company like ours, gives us considerable pride and pleasure."

“We are proud that our industry is leading the way in many areas of responsible sourcing and is pioneering initiatives not yet found in other sectors. We are equally proud that our certification shows that we continue to play a leading role in this process”, says Andrew Hinds.

“The certification of F.Hinds across its UK retail stores will send a strong message to consumers as well as to the jewellery industry regarding the company’s commitment to sustainable development. RJC is delighted that the F.Hinds’ team has achieved Certification.” says Michael Rae, RJC’s Chief Executive Officer. 

This statement was signed by the F.Hinds Ltd. Board of Directors on the 11th April 2011.