Apr 08, 2019

JNA Awards & RJC to Collaborate Once More in 2019; Hope to Engender Responsible Business Practices

The JNA Awards and the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) announced the renewal of their collaboration for 2019 too on the Awards. This is being done “to encourage an even greater number of businesses in the international jewellery industry to celebrate their positive business approach at the 2019 Awards”, the two organisations explained in a joint press release.

“Armed with their shared values and vision for the trade, the collaboration, first established in 2018, promotes best practices and responsible behaviour across the jewellery supply chain, ultimately leading to long term industry advancement,” the organisations added. 

The JNA Awards, which were established in 2012, have, since their inception striven “to identify, recognise, celebrate and encourage excellence, best practices and innovation in the international jewellery and gemstone industry”.

“A leading platform for companies to showcase their outstanding achievements, as well as their commitment to innovation and responsibility, the Awards is now accepting entries for its eighth edition until 26 April,” the organisation JNA Awards said.

The RJC, which has gained increasing traction across the gems and jewellery pipeline over the past few years, is the jewellery industry’s foremost standards-setting and certification body. With more than 1,100 member companies spanning the entire jewellery supply chain, from mine to retail, across 75 countries, its avowed mission is to promote responsible and safe business practices within the industry and help firms of all sizes meet rising ethical standards, while creating jobs and opportunities globally.

Letitia Chow, Chairperson of the JNA Awards, and Director of Business Development – Jewellery Group at UBM Asia, said, “We are honoured to continue our collaboration with RJC to further promote our common values and the positives of the trade. We hope that through our joint efforts, more companies will be inspired to commit to excellence and best practices in their business operations and to share their success stories at the JNA Awards.”

Andrew Bone, Executive Director at RJC commented: “Our continued collaboration with the Awards allows us to recognise the best of our industry and demonstrating its commitment to ethical behaviour, building further trust across the supply chain. This has been our mission since launch 15 years ago and we support any initiative that furthers this.”

JNA Awards 2019 is supported by Headline Partners Chow Tai Fook, the Shanghai Diamond Exchange, and DANAT, together with Honoured Partners KGK Group, China Gems and Jade Exchange, and Guangdong Land Holdings Limited.

A shortlist of potential winners chosen from amongst all entrants will be announced on  June 20, 2019 at the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.