As an international provider of fine jewelry, Le Vian Corp., (“Le Vian”) believes that a positive record as a conscientious employer, acting responsibly and with integrity, will further enhance our reputation as a leading provider as well as act as a model for the industry at large. Le Vian is at the forefront of the jewelry industry by establishing and promoting internal standards for corporate responsible sourcing, high standards for business, ethical and environmental responsibility, as well as requiring all outside business relations to follow suit. Additionally, we believe there is both a business as well as a moral obligation to look beyond our internal practices and support responsible behavior throughout the entire jewelry supply chain. Le Vian defines responsible sourcing as action which positively impacts our customers, our suppliers and the communities around our business. Given this, Le Vian does not condone activities by individuals and/or corporations who achieve results through violations of national and/or international law or unethical business dealings. Le Vian expects that all business conduct should be well above the minimum standards required by law. Le Vian is a member of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC). The RJC is a standards-setting organization that has been established to advance responsible ethical, human rights, social and environmental practices throughout the diamond, gold and platinum group metals jewelry supply chain. The RJC has developed a benchmark standard for the jewelry supply chain and credible mechanisms for verifying responsible business practices through third party auditing. As an RJC member, we commit to operating our business in accordance with the RJC Code of Practices. We commit to integrating ethical, human rights, social and environmental considerations into our day-to-day operations, business planning activities and decision making processes. Some examples of Le Vian’s Corporate Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
As part of our ongoing commitment to the responsible sourcing of our jewelry, Le Vian was certified by the Responsible Jewelry Council (RJC) in June 2015 following a third party supply chain audit. The RJC (http://www.responsiblejewellery.com/) is an international not-for-profit organization committed to promoting responsible ethical, human rights, social and environmental practices in a transparent and accountable manner throughout the jewelry industry from mine to retail. To achieve such certification, auditors confirmed Le Vian’s business practices met the ethical, human rights, social and environmental standards established by the RJC’s Member Certification System. In addition to our own commitment to such standards, Le Vian requires our suppliers to certify that materials incorporated in the jewelry we manufacture comply with these practices and the applicable laws of their respective countries.