Stuller, the Lafayette, Louisiana-based one-stop-gem and jewelry manufacturer and supplier, announced it has become a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC).
"Ethical sourcing, supply chain transparency, workplace safety and other similar issues, are of increasing concern to more and more consumers and businesses," Stanley Zale, vice president of diamond and gemstone procurement, said. "The RJC Code of Practices helps the jewelry industry meet these challenges, and we knew we needed to be a part of it," he added.
The newly-appointed Executive Director of the RJC, Iris Van der Veken, said: "It is with great pleasure to announce that Stuller has achieved certification against the RJC Code of Practices. We are proud that our membership continues to reflect companies of all sizes from across the supply chain. We commend their commitment to responsible business practices and the positive impact this has on the jewelry industry."
"Stuller is committed to responsible jewelry practices," said Matt Stuller, the firms's founder and CEO. "When joining the RJC in 2016, our ultimate goal was to show our unwavering commitment to our customers and employees. It is truly an honor to be a part of such an important organization in this industry."
Stuller has become a house-hold name in the North-American retail jewelry industry, as the firm provides a wide range of goods and services for jewelry professionals.