RJC annual General meeting 2018

A representative of ALROSA was elected as Vice Chair
of Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) on May 17
On May 17, Peter Karakchiev, ALROSA's Head of International Relations, was elected as RJC's Vice Chairman at its 2018 annual general meeting held in Moscow.

The RJC is an international standards setting and certification organization established in 2005 to promote customer confidence in the jewellery supply chain through certification against its Code of Practices (COP) standard. RJC members commit to and are independently audited against the COP which addresses human rights, labour rights, environmental impact, mining practices, product disclosure and many more important opics in the jewellery supply chain.

ALROSA became a member of the RJC in 2016 and was granted a three-year COP certification in 2017 following a successful audit with an independent RJC accredited audit firm. Today, the RJC comprises of over 1,100 member companies with over 9,000 facilities and over 460,000 employees covered under RJC certification worldwide.

"We welcome the decision of the RJC membership to elect Peter Karakchiev as Vice Chairman of the Council. ALROSA's representative in this position once again emphasizes ALROSA's commitment to promoting responsible business practices in the industry and its readiness to take on the leading role in resolving industry-wide problems. I hope that the annual meeting of the organization here in Moscow will draw the attention of our industry to the importance of responsible sourcing and social and environmental issues," said ALROSA CEO Sergey IVANOV.

At the end of the event all attendees were able to get acquainted with the operation of the device ALROSA DIAMONDS INSPECTOR. It is a со-development of ALROSA (JSC) and FEDERAL state budgetary institution (TISNCM) meets the priorities of the international organizations on protection of interests of producers and buyers of polished natural diamonds.