What is an RJC Chain of Custody or Code of Practice — and what’s the difference?

Chain of custody (CoC), in legal contexts, is the chronological documentation or paper trail that records the sequence of custody, control, transfer, analysis, and disposition of materials, including physical or electronic evidence.

The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2005 with the following mission:  To advance responsible ethical, social and environmental practices, which respect human rights, throughout the diamond and gold jewellery supply chain, from mine to retail.

About this Standard
This Standard defines responsible ethical, human rights, social, and environmental practices, applicable to all RJC Members throughout the Diamond and/or Gold Jewellery supply chain.
This is a ‘living document’ and the RJC reserves the right to revise this Standard based on implementation experience and emerging good practice. The version posted on the RJC website supersedes all other versions.