The World Diamond Council is proud to welcome into the organization the following new members:
A. GUL KG
Founded in 1967, A. Gul KG is a leading diamond wholesaler in Germany. Headquartered in Pforzheim, the city famous for its long association with the gold industry, it also operates an office at the Israel Diamond Exchange in Ramat Gan.
Under the leadership of Eitan Gul, A.Gul KG has emphasized supply chain integrity as a core value in its relationship with its clients, and only trades verifiable responsibly sourced natural diamonds. In 2013 it became the first diamond wholesaler to be certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), and since that date has been re-certified three times.
A.Gul KG now becomes the first German diamond trading company to be accepted as a member of the World Diamond Council.
Eitan Gul (left), Chief Executive Officer, and Alexander Gul, Chief Operating Officer, A. Gul KG.
RESPONSIBLE JEWELLERY COUNCIL
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) is the leading standards organization of the global jewelry and watch industry. It has more than 1,300 member companies that span the jewelry supply chain from mine to retail.
RJC Members commit to and are independently audited against the RJC Code of Practices (COP), an international standard on responsible business practices for diamonds, colored gemstones, silver, gold and platinum group metals. It addresses human rights, labor rights, environmental impact, mining practices, product disclosure and many more important topics.
RJC also works with multi-stakeholder initiatives on responsible sourcing and supply chain due diligence. Its Chain-of-Custody Certification (CoC) for precious metals supports these. Through the implementation of the COP and CoC, RJC members contribute towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 agenda.
RJC is a Full Member of the ISEAL Alliance – the global association for sustainability standards. It has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact since 2009.
Iris Van der Veken (left), Executive Director, and David Bouffard, Chair, Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC).