(LONDON) - The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has announced that New York-based service industry member, the International Gemological Institute (IGI) – North & South America, has achieved re-certification by meeting the ethical, social and environmental standards established by the RJC’s Member Certification System.
“RJC congratulates IGI – North & South America on achieving re-certification. After a Member has become RJC Certified for the first time, independent verification is required at the end of each certification period to ensure continued conformance and to maintain Certified Member status. The successful verification assessment was conducted by UL, one of the independent third-party auditing firms accredited to the RJC’s Member Certification system,” says Catherine Sproule, RJC’s Chief Executive Officer - Interim.
“We are honored to once again earn this important recognition. As a long-time RJC member, we fully support the Council’s commitment to promoting responsible and ethical practices throughout the industry. As IGI – North & South America’s core values complement those of the RJC’s, we look forward to continuing to work together to educate and further the industry as a whole, while ultimately reinforcing consumer confidence,” said IGI President and CEO Jerry Ehrenwald, GG; ASA.