JNA Awards and Responsible Jewellery Council join forces to promote industry best practices

HONG KONG, 8 June 2018 – The JNA Awards and the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) are joining forces to promote best practices in the international jewellery and gemstone industry.  

A world-renowned programme organised by UBM Asia, the JNA Awards recognises, celebrates and encourages excellence and innovation in the global jewellery trade. Now in its seventh edition, the Awards will culminate in a glittering awards ceremony in Hong Kong, on the 16 September.

The RJC, a not-for-profit organisation headquartered in the UK, is the jewellery industry’s foremost standards setting and certification body. It has more than 1,100 member-companies in 75 countries that span the entire jewellery supply chain, from mine to retail. RJC certification is a gateway to growth for companies, demonstrating a company’s commitment to responsible business practices and ethical behaviour.

Both organisations have a shared vision for the industry, and will boost efforts to promote best-in-class, sustainable and ethical business practices globally. Through introducing an impactful platform like the JNA Awards to its members, RJC will be able to reach a greater number of organisations, sharing their achievements to date, success stories, and inspiring others to ensure responsibility is at the forefront of their operations.

Letitia Chow, Chairperson of the JNA Awards, Founder of JNA, and Director of Business Development – Jewellery Group at UBM Asia, said, “RJC has been a global pioneer in safeguarding and standardising best business practices in the jewellery industry. Collaborating with the RJC reinforces the JNA Awards’ resolve to promote excellence on every aspect of the supply chain.”

Andrew Bone, Executive Director at RJC said, “We are always keen to recognise industry trailblazers who are making a real impact and through joining forces with the JNA Awards, I believe together we can further communicate the many benefits of responsible jewellery, globally.”

JNA Awards 2018 is supported by Headline Partners Chow Tai Fook (CTF), the Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE), and the Bahrain Institute for Pearls and Gemstones (DANAT) together with Honoured Partners KGK Group, Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange, and Guangdong Land Holdings Limited (GDLAND).

The Honourees or shortlisted entrants will be announced on 21 June 2018 at the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.