ALROSA has become a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) by achieving certification against its Code of Practices through meeting the highest ethical, human rights, social and environmental standards as established by the RJC.The RJC is an international not-for-profit standards-setting and certification organization established to instill a responsible worldwide supply chain that promotes trust in the global fine jewelry and watch industry. RJC certification provides companies engaged in the diamond, gold and platinum group metals supply chain with the means to demonstrate their commitment to ethical behavior and responsible business practices. A large independent audit company has been engaged to assess ALROSA’s compliance with RJC’s Code of Practices.
It took several months for ALROSA to undergo a comprehensive sustainability audit covering social responsibility, environmental protection, and best ethical principles of business, including fight against corruption, respect for human rights, ensuring decent working conditions. As part of the audit, representatives of the auditing company visited many of ALROSA’s facilities, including its main production sites – Mirny, Aikhal and Udachny Mining and Processing Divisions, and the Company’s subsidiaries – ALROSA-Nyurba, Almazy Anabara and Severalmaz, diamond sorting centers in Mirny and Arkhangelsk.
Following the audit, ALROSA achieved RJC certification for 3 years, the maximum time period granted by the RJC.