Activism

FTJCo is an activist company.  We make great products using the best materials in the world.  And we do so with intent: we are constantly pushing to improve transparency, provide positive social benefits and environmental improvements for our stakeholders.

Supply Chains

 

Just Gold - Bringing legal Gold to the North American market from a Conflict Affected Area

 

AKARA Madagascar Sapphires - Documenting Mine to Market Traceability for Gems

 

Oro Verde - Artisanal Gold in Gold in Colombia

 

Community

YWCA

 

 

 

Transparency

FTJCo is transparent about what we know and (more importantly) what we don't know about the materials we use.  We are persistent in our requests for additional information and publish that data on our Provenance page.

 

Certifications, Accreditations & Licenses

Responsible Jewellery Council

The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) is an industry-led group of jewellers that sets standards for everyone in the industry–from miners to retailers–so that consumers can be confident that a purchase from an RJC member has met the highest standard for ethical practices on both a product and management level.

To gain and maintain our RJC membership, (we hold certification for both manufacturing and retail) we are subject to 3rd party audits of our management and production processes.

FTJCo has been certified since 2012.  We are the only company that we are aware of that publishes our actual auditor's report.  You can find our current one here.

BCORP

Certified B Corps are companies that have met a 360 degree view of their ethical practices and how they change positively impact the world around them.  There is a long audit process where we, like other companies, had to detail how our products are made, how we paid our workers, how we effected positive social change in our local communities among many other social metrics.  As a certified B-Corp, we are proud to join international brands such as Patagonia and Ben & Jerry’s.

FTJCo has been certified since 2012 and is one of only a few fine jewellery companies in the world that are BCORPs.  Learn more about our BCORP score here. This link will take you to the BCORP site and open in a new window.

UN Global Compact

The United Nations Global Compact is a United Nations pact to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and to report on their implementation.  FTJCo is joined the Global Compact in January of 2020 and we are working to align our actions, present and future, with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Fairmined Gold

FTJCo was the first jeweller in North America and the second in the world (Chopard was first–but that’s pretty good company to be in) to use Fairmined certified gold.  The Alliance for Responsible Mining in the body that sets the standard for Fairmined certified metals.  

Fairtrade Gold

FTJCo was the first jeweller in North America licensed to use Fairtrade certified gold. The Fairtrade Labelling Organization is the same body that certifies products such as Coffee and Cocoa, and our certification is subject to a quarterly report and review. You will recognize our certification by the Fairtrade logo that is stamped into all of our rings using Fairtrade gold. You can learn more about this gold hereThis link will take you out of our site and open in a new window.

 

Policy & Governance

Responsible Minerals Policy

OECD Step 5 Report