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JNA Awards and Responsible Jewelry Council Renew Collaboration

The goal is to encourage wider celebration of responsible business practices at JNA Awards 2019.

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(PRESS RELEASE) HONG KONG – The JNA Awards and the Responsible Jewelry Council have renewed their collaboration for a further year, to encourage a greater number of business and individuals in the international jewelry industry to celebrate their positive business approach at the JNA Awards 2019. The collaboration, established in 2018, promotes best practices and responsible behavior across the jewelry supply chain.

Since its inception in 2012, the JNA Awards has been striving to identify, recognize, celebrate and encourage excellence, best practices and innovation in the international jewelry and gemstone industry. The JNA Awards is now accepting entries for its eighth edition until 26 April 2019.

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The RJC is the jewelry industry’s foremost standards-setting and certification body, with more than 1,100 member companies spanning the entire jewelry supply chain, from mine to retail, across 75 countries. Its mission is to promote responsible and safe business practices within the industry and help firms of all sizes meet rising ethical standards, while creating jobs and opportunities globally.

Letitia Chow, chairperson of the JNA Awards and director of business development – Jewelry Group at UBM Asia, said, “We are honored to continue our collaboration with RJC to further promote our common values and the positives of the trade . We hope that through our joint efforts, more companies will be inspired to commit to excellence and best practices in their business operations and to share their success stories at the JNA Awards.”

Andrew Bone, executive director at RJC, said, “Our continued collaboration with the Awards allows us to recognize the best of our industry and demonstrating its commitment to ethical behavior, building further trust across the supply chain. This has been our mission since launched 15 years ago and we support any initiative that furthers this.”

JNA Awards 2019 is supported by headline partners Chow Tai Fook, the Shanghai Diamond Exchange, and DANAT, together with honored partners KGK Group, China Gems and Jade Exchange, and Guangdong Land Holdings Ltd.

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The honorees or shortlisted entrants will be announced on 20 June 2019 at the June Hong Kong Jewelry & Gem Fair.

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