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