As Stuller celebrates 50 years in the industry, another huge milestone is being celebrated: Earth Day, created 50 years ago today. Since that day in 1970, nearly 200 countries have joined the continuing effort to protect the environment through education and grassroots activism.
Take a look at the first ever Earth Day celebrations:
Today marks the perfect time to look back on our history and the numerous milestones we’ve achieved. Among them, we’re proud to have earned the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) Certification in 2019.
RJC certifies fine jewelry manufacturers for responsible ethical, social, and environmental practices throughout all operations. And just like other RJC members, Stuller commits to implementing continuous improvement processes to increase performance and achieve higher standards.
We are also proud to use 100% recycled materials in our manufacturing processes and are certified by SCS Global Services. According to the SCS website, “SCS is accredited to conduct RJC Code of Practices and Chain-of-Custody verification assessments.”
SCS certification ensures recycled metals are used while conflict metals and other questionable materials are avoided. Stuller is honored to be a user and supplier of certified 100% recycled fine gold, fine silver, palladium, and platinum. Learn more about RJC, SCS, and Stuller’s commitment to ethical sourcing and fair trade practices.
At Stuller, we are committed to ethical sourcing and environmental sustainability in all aspects of our operations. Aside from using and offering recycled metals, we adhere to strict guidelines when it comes to sourcing diamonds and gemstones.
Stuller uses several practices to ensure the integrity of the gemstones we purchase, and we believe in creating an open dialogue about gemstone sourcing to be as transparent and trustworthy as possible. We work with trusted partners, visit our suppliers and cutters overseas to ensure proper procedures are being followed, and transparently disclose any treatment our stones have undergone.
When it comes to Stuller Diamonds™, we commit to upholding the highest ethical standards in the diamond industry through our membership with the Diamond Manufacturers and Importers Association of America (DMIA).
We are committed to selling conflict-free, ethically sourced diamonds, and all rough and polished natural mined diamonds sold by Stuller comply with the Kimberly Process.
Learn more about our diamond and gemstone sourcing here.
Our efforts go beyond the jewelry industry. We are also environmentally conscious throughout all of our facilities. Check out the video below to learn more about how we do our part within Stuller’s headquarters.
Since 1970, Stuller has worked hard to advance the jewelry industry by keeping sight of our main focus: jewelers. As we look to the next 50 years, and another 50 years of celebrating Earth Day, we will continue to look for ways to offer an even deeper impact to sustainability and environmental consciousness.
How do you plan on celebrating Earth Day this year? Let us know in the comments below!