CIBJO’s Responsible Sourcing Toolkit is designed to enable all participants in the jewellery supply chain, from mine to retail, to conduct the due diligence necessary to ensure the integrity of their supply chains. The Toolkit comprises 9 modules, each one of which relates to a specific section of CIBJO’s Responsible Sourcing Blue Book. Each module provides a detailed explanation of that section, and also a number of downloadable files, in MS Word or PDF format, which can be used to do the due diligence described. They include templates, forms, sample declarations and additional information.
While the modules are organised in the sequence that the subjects are addressed in the Responsible Sourcing Blue Book, they do not need to be applied in any particular order. However, it is recommended that users complete the first four modules before continuing one to the remaining six modules. Use of the Toolkit and the downloadable files are free of charge, and many of the tools (or files) can be used with no additional costs involved. A small number will require the support of third-parties, and in those cases the Toolkit will provide a list of alternatives where appropriate.
The nine modules are as follows:
MODULE 1 Establish and Implement a Responsible Supply Chain Policy
MODULE 2 Supply Chain Due Diligence
MODULE 3 Know Your Counterparty and Anti-Money Laundering
MODULE 4 Know Your Counterparty and Bribery, Facilitation Payments
MODULE 5 Risk Management for “Conflict-Free” Sourcing
MODULE 6 Human Rights
MODULE 7 Product Integrity
MODULE 8 Early Warnings, Grievances and Whistle-Blowing
MODULE 9 Responsible Sourcing Certification
Each user of the Responsible Sourcing Toolkit bears sole responsibility for manner in which it it is used, and for how he or she applies each of the files that have been downloaded. Users of the Toolkit are responsible for storing the the files that have they downloaded and adapted for their own use. CIBJO bears no responsibility for information provided by individual users, using the downloadable files that made available in the Toolkit.