The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) announced today that Richline Group, Inc., the U.S. based fine jewelry manufacturer and distributor, has achieved certification by meeting the highest ethical, social and environmental standards established by the RJC’s Member Certification system.
“RJC warmly congratulates Richline Group, Inc. on its certification. The successful verification assessment was conducted by UL Responsible Sourcing, one of the independent third-party auditing firms accredited to the RJC’s Member Certification system,” says Michael Rae, RJC’s Chief Executive Officer.
“Richline Group Inc. strives to conduct its business in accordance with high ethical business standards and seeks to have its associates, vendors, suppliers and all stakeholders conduct themselves in the same manner. We believe that we can be responsible to the world while maintaining the innovation, technology and creativity that are at the forefront of the success of all our business units,” says Dave Meleski, President of Richline Group Inc.
According to David Boudreau, Richline’s COO, “This certification is one of numerous, important compliance and ethical standards and doctrines that our Richline Responsible initiative addresses. Our compliance team has done admirable, diligent work on such issues”.
About Richline Group Inc.
Richline Group, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is the USA’s foremost Fine Jewelry Manufacturer, Distributor and Marketer. The Richline Group was formed in 2007. Currently, the major brands comprising Richline’s portfolio are Leach Garner, Inverness, Richline International, Rio Grande and Richline Brands. Berkshire Hathaway and its subsidiaries engage in diverse business activities including property and casualty insurance, utilities and energy, finance, manufacturing, retailing and services. The Common Stock of the Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols BRK.A and BRK.B.
The Responsible Jewellery Council is an international not-for-profit organization bringing together more than 420 member companies. RJC and its Members are committed to promoting responsible ethical, human rights, social and environmental practices in a transparent and accountable manner throughout the jewellery industry from mine to retail. The RJC has developed the RJC Member Certification system which applies to all Members’ businesses that contribute to the diamond, gold and platinum metals jewellery supply chain. All Certified Members of the RJC are audited by accredited, third party auditors to verify their conformance with the RJC’s Code of Practices. The RJC is a Full Member of the ISEAL Alliance – the global association for sustainability standards. For more information on RJC Members, Certification, and Standards please visit The Responsible Jewellery Council website.
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