The Better Silver approach
Adopting the principles of SA 8000 and of RJC COP means that an organization must consider the social impact of its activities, in addition to the conditions under which employees, partners and suppliers operate. They can be adopted worldwide by any company of any size.
What is SA8000 certification?
The SA8000 is a certification standard that encourages organizations to develop, maintain and apply socially acceptable practices in the workplace.
It was created by Social Accountability International (SAI) and is responsible for setting global standards on workers' rights and workplace conditions, including all existing international agreements, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ILO conventions (International Labor Organization), international human rights standards, national labor laws.
What is RJC certification?
It is about sustainable development and corporate social responsibility It applies to the whole chain of gold, silver, PGM, diamonds and coloured gemstones. It requires compliance with the "Code of Practice" (COP), a standard issued by the RJC (Responsible Jewellery Council). The RJC COP provides a common standard for ethical, social, human rights and environmental practices. It includes the following topics: labour rights and working conditions; responsible sourcing from conflict-affected and high-risk areas; environmental management; financial accounts; legal compliance; product disclosure.
Better Silver issues the following
“Better Silver SpA sources Silver and Gold in accordance with the Signet Responsible Sourcing Protocol. All materials (Silver, Gold) are conflict-free and sourced from LBMA Good Delivery List refineries or RJC 2019 COP / RJC CoC certified suppliers.”
We are at your disposal for any clarification.
Publicly report on due diligence for responsible sourcing from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.
Better Silver Spa has regularly verified that all materials (Silver and Gold) used in its production cycle come from LBMA Good Delivery List refineries or RJC 2019 COP / RJC CoC certified suppliers. This verification was carried out by checking directly on the LBMA and RJC websites the validity of the certificates of refiners and of silver and gold suppliers from which Better Silver Spa is sourced. The management system of Better Silver Spa, in fact, includes policies and procedures with clear responsibilities and adequate training for the involved personnel to guarantee the correct implementation of the "Due diligence for responsible sourcing from conflict-affected and high-risk areas", in accordance with the requirements of RJC COP 2019, provision 7, and of OECD Due Diligence Guidance, Step 5. Risk assessment is carried out every year (on Management Review) by checking the validity of the requested certifications as described above. Last check carried out on February 12, 2021.
Corporate Social Responsibility Certification
We invite you to read carefully our attached Social Responsibility Policy, where you will find: the reasons why Better Silver Spa felt the need to adopt a Social Responsibility Management System and obtain SA8000 and RJC COP Certifications; formal acceptance of the SA8000 and RJC COP requirements; the objectives to be pursued; the main ways to implement the system.
You can freely contact your trusted person at Better Silver Spa or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org