IGI’s Tehmasp Printer Elected To RJC’s Stan­dards Com­mit­tee

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The Re­spon­si­ble Jew­ellery Coun­cil (RJC) has elected Tehmasp Printer, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor In­ter­na­tional Ge­mo­log­i­cal In­sti­tute (IGI), In­dia, to its Stan­dards Com­mit­tee fol­low­ing a nom­i­na­tion and vot­ing process con­ducted by Coun­cil mem­bers. Printer will rep­re­sent the ser­vice in­dus­try fo­rum, where he will serve his three-year ten­ure.

The RJC Stan­dards Com­mit­tee com­prises 28 mem­bers, 14 of which are in­dus­try rep­re­sen­ta­tives. Those in­clude two mem­bers rep­re­sent­ing each facet of the di­a­mond, gold and plat­inum jew­ellery sup­ply chain. The Com­mit­tee also in­cludes 14 rep­re­sen­ta­tives from in­ter­ested par­ties such as non-gov­ern­ment or­gan­i­sa­tions (NGOs), au­di­tors and other stan­dards-set­ting or­gan­i­sa­tions with har­mon­i­sa­tion in­ter­ests, to help sup­port the is­sues be­ing ad­dressed by RJC Stan­dards. Through the di­verse back­grounds of its mem­bers, the Com­mit­tee over­sees mat­ters in­clud­ing bring­ing jew­ellery sup­ply chains from mine to re­tail, hu­man rights, labour rights, ar­ti­sanal min­ing, re­spon­si­ble sourc­ing, com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment, bio­di­ver­sity and prod­uct dis­clo­sure ex­per­tise.

“Ap­point­ment to the Stan­dards Com­mit­tee by such an es­teemed in­dus­try or­gan­i­sa­tion is a great hon­our,” said Printer. “I look for­ward to lever­ag­ing IGI’s in­sight and col­lab­o­rat­ing with other sec­tor lead­ers to work to main­tain and ad­vance the high stan­dards set for our in­dus­try.”

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