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Initiative to Establish Common Terms in Supply Chain Initiatives

According to a recent article "What Do We Mean When We Say 'Ethical' Sourcing?" by Brecken Branstrator in National Jeweler, the conversation around "responsible sourcing," "ethical supply chains" and "transparency" is confusing. Why? Because so many people use the same words to mean different things.

Branstrator shares that jewelry designer Emily Phillippy has been leading a group effort to establish industry-accepted definitions for supply-chain related words in jewelry responsibility efforts. 

The group has come up with definitions for 10 words, and is now seeking feedback from the trade on their efforts via a survey. So we're sharing this request with all our CRJC fans, since we know you'd want to participate!


Make sure you read the National Jeweler article - it goes into much more detail and has some other good links.



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