Gender Equality (SDG 5)

the time is now
be the change

Gender equality is integral to all dimensions of inclusive and sustainable development within the jewellery and watch industry. In short, a better, fairer world for all cannot be achieved without stakeholders from all levels of the supply chain coming together to generate meaningful change for women and girls around the world.

How RJC Promotes Gender Equality

RJC has been promoting gender equality for over 15 years as part of its commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Find out how we regularly get involved in generating awareness and meaningful change for women at all levels of the jewellery supply chain.

Gender equality is our every day goal. The time is now to make the change. #BeTheChange

Tools & Resources

RJC Gender Equality Toolkit for SMEs

RJC, in collaboration with BSR, has launched a Gender Equality Toolkit for SMEs and industry and non industry stakeholders. 


The toolkit will provide practical guidance to SMEs to assist them in their journey to incorporate gender equality at the heart of their business strategy. This toolkit is not about reinventing the wheel, but creating an informative, accessible, and easy-to-use tool for any organisation to start its journey. 

RJC Gender Equality Report

A special thank you to so many different voices around the table who have embarked on this journey in preparing this first report, UN WOMEN, United Nations Global Compact, IMPACT, World Diamond Council, Women’s Jewelry Association, BSR and many of our RJC members. We cannot wait. We must already plan how we can ‘build back better’ for women and girls across the world. We are counting on your leadership and support.

Reporting on Gender Equality in the Jewellery and Watch Industry

RJC Gender Equality Report 2021

We strongly believe the time is now to accelerate action on the ground to advance gender equality. That is why the RJC started the ‘Generation Equality SDG 5 in Action’ Dialogue in collaboration with CIBJO. This report shares the results of this stakeholder engagement and makes recommendations for next steps.

Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs)


RJC is a proud signatory of the UN’s Women’s Empowerment Principles, a platform featuring a global network of companies working to advance gender equality in the workplace, marketplace and community.


RJC 2022 Progress Report - A Year of Collective Action


The 2022 RJC Progress Report aims to leverage insights from stakeholders throughout the jewellery and watch supply chain and set a baseline understanding of the industry’s status in the area of gender equality. It also provides a clear roadmap for companies to put SDG 5 Gender Equality at the core of their business management practices. Take the first step on your sustainability journey.

RJC Code of Practices

codes of practices

RJC is setting standards for what equality should look like for the jewellery and watch industry. The RJC Code of Practices (COP) is closely aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and SDG 5 Gender Equality, ensuring all RJC members are committed to creating meaningful change for women and girls.

Gender Equality Events and Webinars

RJC regularly hosts gender equality events as part of its SDG monthly series, as well as webinars and training sessions. Register for an upcoming event today.

Gender Equality Newsletters

All businesses have a role to play in promoting SDG 5 Gender Equality. Stay informed and discover how you can take action now through our RJC Gender Equality special edition newsletters.

Gender Equality Industry Reports

RJC is proud to work closely with like-minded organisations, all committed to the same goal – a better, fairer world for all. Read some of their findings here.

Generation Equality - SDG 5 in Action

This ongoing collaborative project between RJC and a wide range of partners, such as the Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) and the World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO), was created to promote the importance of private sector action to advance gender equality. The working group has implemented a platform for information sharing through a series of global and regional roundtables, workshops and training sessions, thus facilitating the exchange of ideas on how to further accelerate progress on gender equality.

Contact us for more information:


Gender Equality Leadership Group


"The Agenda is in further progress"

If you’d like to find out how you can take action to accelerate progress in the area of gender equality, get in touch.