(LONDON) - The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has announced that the International Gemological Institute (IGI) - North & South America, the well known independent laboratory for testing, grading and evaluating gemstones and fine jewelry, has achieved certification by meeting the ethical, social and environmental standards established by the RJC’s Member Certification System.
“RJC congratulates IGI - North & South America on its certification. The completion of the verification assessment was conducted by UL Responsible Sourcing (STRRS), one of the independent third-party auditing firms accredited to the RJC’s Member Certification System,” says Michael Rae, RJC’s Chief Executive Officer.
“As a proud RJC member, we are thrilled to have achieved this essential recognition, as we feel the Council’s standards fully align with IGI’s principles, values and mission to provide accurate and reliable product information to consumers,” says IGI President and CEO Jerry Ehrenwald, GG and Accredited Senior Member of the ASA.“We look forward to continuing to work alongside the RJC and its members to further the industry by way of ethical practices and gemological educational initiatives,” concludes Mr. Ehrenwald.
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