Pandora has announced it is ending its 12-year membership with the trade association Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) after its “failure to suspend Russian companies’ memberships and responsible business certifications and urge its members to suspend business with Russia”.
It comes after Pandora had previously requested that RJC take such actions.
On February 24, Pandora suspended all business with Russia and Belarus. Pandora has also instructed all its suppliers and business partners that no raw materials, products or services supplied to Pandora can come directly or indirectly from Russia or Belarus.
CEO Alexander Lacik said.“We are shocked and saddened by the unprovoked attack on Ukraine, and our thoughts go to the people of Ukraine, who are victims of this senseless act of military aggression.
“The war requires all businesses to act with the utmost responsibility regarding any interactions or business dealings with Russia and Belarus. Pandora cannot in good faith be a member of an association that does not share our values.”