Bradley’s Jewellers has announced that it has joined the Responsible Jewellery Council.
The York-based small business will now prioritise RJC Certification, with the goal of achieving Certified Membership Status in 2024.
Bradley’s is being supported on its journey towards RJC Certification by Jewelbuild director Sarah North, who has professional experience navigating RJC Certification procedures.
The company was approved to become an RJC Member in November 2023 after completing the Council’s recently updated due diligence application process.
Kay Bradley, founder, said: “I am proud to be one of 62 businesses in the United Kingdom that are RJC members, and the first in York to take this step towards RJC Certification. Going through the auditing process is the next step, and I am looking forward to cementing our in-house commitments to sustainability, transparency, traceability and consumer advocacy in a more formal manner. Bring on 2024!
“As a small business with big ambitions, we have always strived to go above and beyond. Despite operating from a modestly sized store on Low Petergate in York, our goals are much bigger, and we’ve demonstrated this through strategic collaborations, new collections, and two-years of award wins. Joining the RJC and striving towards Certification is the next step in this amazing journey we’ve been on since the COVID-19 pandemic spurred us into action.”
North added: “It is great working with Kay and the team to continue their journey and highlight the importance of what this stands for, whether you are a small team or a global company within our industry. We all have a part to play.”