Policies & Sourcing
Recycled Gold & RJC
NEVA LIMITED, one of China’s largest jewellery manufacturers operating today, is proud to declare that all in-house manufactured karat gold products are cast from gold bars certified as refined from 100% recycled gold scrap sources*. This is a significant step in demonstrating that ethical consumer choices can be attainable by the industry, and our strive towards sustainable manufacturing practices. Gold from recycled scrap sources means a reduced reliance on potentially destructive mining activities, and a way to bring renewed life to this precious metal that was otherwise discarded.
Our gold refiner is certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) against their Code of Practices (CoP) and Chain-of-Custody (CoC) standard for the supply of precious metals. Each gold bar that we use comes with RJC documentation to certify the recycled content. With this transition, NEVA will no longer normally stock regular gold for manufacturing purposes.
The Responsible Jewellery Council is an international not-for-profit standards and certification organisation. It has more than 700 member companies that span the jewellery supply chain from mine to retail. RJC Members are independently audited against the RJC Code of Practices – an international standard on responsible business practices for diamonds, gold and platinum metals. The Code of Practices addresses human rights, labour rights, environmental
impact, mining practices, and many more important topics in the jewellery supply chain.
*Depending on the construction and components used in your specific design, some individual parts in your product might not be of recycled origin if they
were supplied externally by one of our trusted global partners and vendors.
NEVA is committed to sourcing materials from companies that share our values regarding human rights, ethics and environmental responsibility. Following Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“the Dodd-Frank Act”), NEVA supports the same humanitarian goals in ending the illegal trade of conflict minerals originating in the DRC. These include columbite-tantalite (coltan; i.e., tantalum); cassiterite (i.e., tin); wolframite (i.e., tungsten); gold or their derivatives.
NEVA are therefore committed to:
- Avoiding the use of conflict minerals which directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the DRC or adjoining countries;
- Enabling transparency in our supplier relationships;
- Building responsible supplier relationships; and
- Minimizing the environmental and social footprint of our supply chain.
In order to meet these commitments, NEVA:
- Only works with suppliers who source gold from countries outside of the DRC and adjoining countries; and
- Routinely assess our suppliers’ compliance with this policy.
In addition to conflict minerals, NEVA does not source or trade with any business/person of concern with respect to ongoing trade restrictions by the U.S. Government or labour/human rights violations. These include, but are not limited to, goods/materials/labour originating to/through/from these countries listed:
- North Korea
Prohibited countries include any not listed above that are subject to ongoing U.S. trade sanctions regarding the transaction of services/materials relating to the production and manufacture of jewellery.
Prohibited persons of concern, or Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) include those individuals/entities identified by the U.S. Treasury Department who have assets blocked as part of ongoing sanction programs are also prohibited.