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How to become an Ethical Jeweller

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Jewellery Quarter Conference Centre

10 Vyse Street

Jewellery Quarter


B18 6LT

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Wanting to create jewellery that is not responsible for any exploitation people or the planet is a powerful call to action.

This course has been designed to help you become an Ethical Jeweller or Jewellery Company by providing you with the essential information required to create a strategy for change.

You will discover the critical business questions to ask and decide which answers you are comfortable with, enabling you to devise an Ethical / Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy suitable for your own Jewellery business.

During the course you will be given a step by step introduction to the key areas of jewellery trade practise that need to change in order for you to become socially responsible in your working practise .

The tutor will also provide some tips to help you develop your own marketing strategy so that you can to communicate the good work that you are undertaking to your customers once your policy is in place.


  • Introduction - What is ethical jewellery? - A real definition

  • ​The synergy between making ethical jewellery and being an ethical company

  • A summary of the ten point UN Global Compact, covering Human Rights, Labour Standards, Environment and Anti-Corruption

  • The benefits of becoming and Ethical Jeweller

  • Essential markers for the production of ethical jewellery including revisiting the materials you use

  • Where and how to start creating a business strategy for your CSR policy

  • Who can help you (Suppliers)

  • Understanding the needs of the empathetic customer​


An eight plan for keeping on the right track ethically.

At the end of the course there will be a short feedback session to answer your questions.


Simon Rainer has been involved in the UK and International jewellery markets for over 25 years, in particular specialising in Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and most recently he was Chief Executive of the British Jewellers’ Association (BJA). During his time at the BJA, Simon was Director of The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), an Executive Vice President of The World Jewellery Federation (CIBJO) and an honorary Member of The London Diamond Bourse.

In addition he has worked closely with The British Government, Civil Society, Metropolitan Police and the British Standards Institute.

Simon was also one of the founding partners in the UK Jewellery Ethics Committee, and worked extensively with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office for reform to the Kimberley Process.

An industry ambassador for greater transparency in the jewellery supply chain, Simon is a champion of the many benefits of Corporate Social Responsibility and an author of many industry papers including the Jeweller’s Social Responsibility Framework and the extensive Jewellery Retailers Handbook.

In 2014 he received the “Outstanding Contribution to the Industry” award at the UK's prestigious Jewellery Awards.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The nearest parking is a multi-storey Car Park suitable for an all-day event which is located just down the road from the venue at 103-104 Vyse St, Birmingham B18 6LP

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes please, this is most helpful.

What's the refund policy?

Refund Policy

Once you have booked a course place a cancellation fee of £55 is applicable and will be deducted from your refund if you cancel your course up to and including 4 days prior to the start date of the course.

Cancellations received within 4 days of the course date are not eligible for a refund, you may however transfer your booking to another person. Please email if you need to action this option.

Could this course be cancelled?

IMPORTANT: If we need to cancel your course because not enough attendees have booked to make the course viable you will be advised at least 7 days before the course date if this happens your course fee will be refunded in full. We are not liable for any travel of accommodation expenses incurred in the event of an therefore if this of a course cancellation, therefore you should contact your own Insurance Broker for advice if this is of concern. Should we need to cancel your course due to any other unforeseen circumstances we will refund your course fee in full.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you can do this via your Eventbrite account online

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes but you MUST email us to advise you wish to do this or the person attending will not be admitted to the course. Email:

Is lunch provided?

Lunch is NOT included in the event, but there are many local cafes nearby. Tea/coffee is provided during the course, and you are welcome to bring bottled water if you prefer.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

A notebook might be helpful to you.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Dawn Meaden-Johnson at:


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