The Responsible Jewellery Council announced that as one of the world’s most famous watch shops, Chopard has already met the ethics, social and environmental standards of the Responsible Jewellery Council’s membership certification system, and today issued a certificate to Chopard. The announcement was made at a press conference at the 2012 World Watch & Jewellery Show in Basel.
‘The Responsible Jewellery Council is pleased to congratulate Chopard for obtaining the certification. Michel Mooser from SGS has implemented the certification as one of the independent independent third-party audit companies of the Responsible Jewellery Council Member Certification Scheme. We are very pleased to see that today The RJC already has more than 150 members, which demonstrates the high responsibility of RJC members for responsible business practices, ‘said Catherine Sproule, chief operating officer of the RJC.
‘As a family and independent company, Chopard pays special attention to social responsibility issues and has been working for different charities for many years. Environmental protection issues have always been a priority in these social work. For example, since 2010, we have been working with The World Wildlife Conservation Organization has established a partnership to support the protection of wild tigers. Therefore, we naturally decided to apply for membership of the Responsible Jewellery Council. Throughout the certification process, the Chopard team has given active and focused As a member of the Responsible Jewellery Council, we acknowledge that we have an important and long-term commitment to comply with internal and external responsible business practices. We will also further strengthen the trust of our customers. ”Said Co-President Friedrich Scheufele .
About the Responsible Jewellery Council:
The Responsible Jewellery Council is an international non-profit organization with more than 360 member companies dedicated to promoting responsible ethics, human rights, and society in a transparent and responsible manner in the entire jewelry industry from mining to retail. And environmental practices. The organization’s business is mainly to promote consumer and stakeholder confidence in a range of metal jewelry products such as diamonds, gold and platinum. The committee has established a member certification system for the Responsible Jewellery Council. The certification system will be applicable to the business operations of all members and will help improve the supply chain of diamond, gold and platinum metal jewelry. All merchant members of the RJC shall be certified by a third-party audit company in accordance with the requirements to confirm whether they meet the RJC’s practice guidelines and whether they will be certified under the RJC member certification system.
Chopard-passion for excellence
In 1860, Louis Julius Chopard founded his own workshop in Sonvillier, Switzerland. In 1963, the Scheufele family became the owner of Chopard and set up its headquarters in Geneva. The group manufactures watches and jewellery that are world-renowned, with 1950 employees worldwide. The group has its independence and a very high degree of integration. From design to distribution, it controls 1500 points of sale and 130 boutiques. Operation of 30 different processes on 4 processing sites, with particular emphasis on internal training. Chopard has cultivated its reputation with iconic products such as Happy Diamonds, Happy Sport and Mille Miglia. The company is also recognized worldwide for its fine jewelry processing and fine watchmaking, as well as its processing expertise, which is best expressed in the Tourbillon series. According to two of its basic values, respect and social responsibility, Chopard has a high sense of responsibility towards different charitable organizations. The company has established long-term partnerships with the World Wildlife Fund, Carreras International Leukemia Foundation and Elton-Johns AIDS Fund. Not only that, Chopard is a loyal partner of the Cannes International Film Festival and legendary classic car events such as the Italian Mille Miglia Classic Car Race and the Monaco Antique Car Grand Prix.