Our commitment to corporate social responsibility includes charitable sponsorship and philanthropic
programs while ensuring that our jewelry is crafted—and our precious materials procured—in a responsible
manner. All Gema&Co suppliers must certify that they
maintain ethical business practices, and comply with applicable laws and regulations, including protecting
basic human rights wherever they operate.
As a member of the RJC, we are independently audited against the Responsible Jewelry Code of Practices
– an international standard on responsible business practices for diamonds, gold and platinum group
metals. The Code of Practices addresses human rights, employment and labor standards, environmental
impact, product disclosure, and other relevant topics in the jewelry supply chain.
We require all employees who work on supply chain management to understand the RJC Code of Practices.
Employees are trained to investigate violations of the Code of Practices and take appropriate action
up to and including terminating agreements with vendors who have demonstrated egregious or uncorrected
In accordance with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010, Gema&Co monitors its
relationships with suppliers against the risk of human trafficking and slavery, and if potential risks are
identified, the company takes appropriate steps to address the situation. Specifically, the RJC provides
to Gema&Co Third-party verification of Gema&Co’s supply chain and certification that Gema&Co
adheres to all of the standards in its Code of Practices, which includes issues of human trafficking
and slavery. Independently, outside of the RJC requirements, Gema&Co undertakes to require suppliers
to adhere to the respective laws of their country regarding human trafficking and slavery and directs
company management to ensure that employees are accountable for guarding against such risks; disciplinary
action is taken if any failure to do so is discovered.