RJC member

Responsible Jewellery Council

GARAUDE is a supplier of colored gemstones. Since 1981, Garaude has specialized in high-end natural emeralds, rubies, sapphires and spinels. Our offices are located in Paris and Bangkok, the company employs a total of 12 people.

GARAUDE supports sustainable development and is a member of the Responsible Jewelery Council (RJC)

The RJC has developed a benchmark for creating standards for the jewelry supply chain and developing credible mechanisms to verify responsible business practices, through third party audit.

As a member of the RJC, we are committed to conducting our business in accordance with the RJC Code of Practice. We are committed to integrating ethical human rights, social and environmental considerations into our day-to-day operations, business planning activities and decision-making processes.

Garaude respects all human rights

Human Rights

GARAUDE undertakes to respect all human rights in its own operations and commercial relations. In accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), by implementing the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the relevant conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO). Our human rights policy covers the following key commitments:

All forms of violence and harassment in the workplace are prohibited, including, but not limited to, corporal punishment, harsh or degrading treatment, sexual or physical harassment, mental, physical, verbal or sexual abuse, reprisals, coercion and intimidation. Direct and indirect harassment in any form is not acceptable in the workplace. We are committed to ensuring that our employees are free from harassment, violence or threats.

This extends to their families and colleagues. Never engage in child labor (including the worst forms of child labor) or knowingly support it, as defined by Conventions 138 and 182 of the International Labor Organization (ILO); Never engage in forced labor, as defined by Convention 29 of the International Labor Organization (ILO), nor knowingly support it, including debt bondage, deceptive recruitment, human trafficking and contract labor or involuntary prison labor.

Provide a safe and healthy working environment for all employees;

Treat employees with dignity and respect, which includes: Guarantee fair and transparent disciplinary and complaints procedures. Recognize and respect the rights of all employees; associate freely and engage in collective bargaining. Provide all employees with fair employment conditions and statutory benefits. Prohibit all forms of discrimination, including, but not limited to, discrimination based on race, color, ethnic origin, caste, national origin, religion, disability or genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, trade union membership, political affiliation, marital status, parental status or pregnancy, physical appearance, HIV status, age or any other personal characteristic unrelated to the inherent demands of the job. Promote human rights in our relationships with our business partners and other relevant stakeholders.

GARAUDE expects all its employees, suppliers and subcontractors to take measures to ensure compliance with this policy.

GARAUDE undertakes to comply with all applicable labor laws regarding employee working hours and overtime.

Employees’ normal workweek, excluding overtime, should not exceed 39 hours in the Paris office and 40 hours in the Bangkok office. Overtime is done on a voluntary basis and the sum of the normal work week plus overtime must not exceed 44 hours per week in both offices.

Garaude supply chain policy

Supply Chain Policy

This policy confirms GARAUDE’s commitment to respect human rights, to avoid contributing to the financing of conflicts and to comply with all relevant United Nations sanctions, resolutions and laws.

As a member of the Responsible Jewelery Council (RJC). We undertake to prove, by means of an independent third party verification, that we: respect human rights in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labor Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work; in do not practice or condone corruption, money laundering or terrorist financing; support the transparency of government payments and security forces consistent with rights in the extractive industry; do not provide direct or indirect support to illegal armed groups; allow stakeholders to voice their concerns about

the jewelry supply chain; Implement the OECD Five-Step Framework as a risk-based due diligence management process for responsible supply chains of minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas. We are committed to using our influence to prevent abuse by others. With respect to serious abuses related to the extraction, transportation or trade of colored gemstones: We will not tolerate or profit from, contribute to, assist or facilitate the commission of such abuses: torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment; forced or compulsory labor; the worst forms of child labor; human rights violations and abuses; war crimes, violations of international humanitarian law, crimes against humanity or genocide. We will immediately cease engaging with upstream suppliers if we find a reasonable risk that they will commit abuses as set out in paragraph 3 or if we find that they are sourcing from, or are related to, any party committing abuse. abuse. With respect to direct or indirect support to non-state armed groups: We will not tolerate direct or indirect support to non-state armed groups, including, but not limited to, the purchase of colored gemstones, payments, aid or equipment from non-state armed groups or their affiliates who unlawfully: control mine sites, transport routes and checkpoints where colored gemstones are exchanged with actors up the supply chain; tax or extort money or minerals at mine sites, along transport routes or at checkpoints where colored gemstones are traded, or come from intermediaries, export companies or international traders . We will immediately cease engaging with upstream suppliers if we find a reasonable risk that they are sourcing from, or are related to, any party providing direct or indirect support to non-state armed groups such as as described in paragraph 6. With regard to public or private security forces:

We affirm that the role of public or private security forces is to ensure the safety of workers, facilities, equipment and property. In accordance with the rule of law, including the law which guarantees human rights. We will not provide direct or indirect support to public or private security forces who commit the abuses mentioned in paragraph 3, or who act illegally as indicated in paragraph 5. Regarding corruption and misrepresentation about the origins of colored gemstones:

We will not offer, promise, give or require bribes, and we will oppose the solicitation of bribes. We will not conceal or disguise the origin of colored gemstones, nor will we make any false statements regarding taxes, duties and royalties paid to governments for the purposes of mining, trading, handling, transportation and the export of colored gemstones. Regarding money laundering: We will support and contribute to efforts to eliminate money laundering, having identified a reasonable risk arising from or related to the extraction, trade, handling, transport or export of colored gemstones.

garaude is against corruption

Corruption

GARAUDE prohibits corruption in all business practices and transactions carried out by its employees and by agents acting on its behalf. For the purposes of this policy, corruption is defined as giving, offering or receiving an unfair advantage from or to: A civil servant or a public official; A candidate, party or political official; Any employee, director or manager of the private sector, or their agents or representatives.

All GARAUDE employees are protected against any sanction or negative consequence for having identified concerns related to suspicion of corruption, for refusing to participate in acts of corruption or for refusing to pay a facilitation payment when such payments are made. prohibited.

GARAUDE undertakes not to engage in or contribute to money laundering or the financing of terrorism and is fully compliant with the laws and regulations applicable to the fight against money laundering.

GARAUDE has implemented Know Your Counterparty (KYC) procedures for: Establish the identity of all counterparties; Check that the counterparties and, if applicable, check that the beneficial owners are not named on the relevant government lists for the persons or organizations involved in money laundering, fraud or involvement with prohibited organizations and / or those who finance the conflict; Maintain an understanding of the nature and legitimacy of businesses operated by counterparties and; monitor transactions for any unusual or suspicious activity.

Garaude's environmental policy

Environmental Management

GARAUDE is committed to reducing and managing the environmental impacts of its business activities by implementing an effective environmental management system. This includes, but is not limited to: Responsible management of all waste and emissions to air, water and soil. The implementation of energy efficiency and water management measures. Seeking responsible and efficient use of other natural resources, where appropriate.

In order to obtain effective and reliable control of exposure to dangerous substances, GARAUDE undertakes to apply the following eight generic principles of the COSHH regulation (Control of substances dangerous to health); Design and implement processes and

activities aimed at minimizing the emission, release and spread of substances hazardous to health. Consider all relevant routes of exposure – inhalation, skin absorption and ingestion – when developing control measures. Control exposure by measures proportionate to the risk to health. Choose the most effective and reliable control options that minimize the leakage and spread of substances hazardous to health. When adequate exposure control cannot be obtained by other means, provide, in combination with other control measures, appropriate personal protective equipment. Regularly check and review all elements of the control measures to ensure that they remain effective. Inform and train all employees on the dangers and risks associated with the substances with which they work and on the use of control measures developed to minimize the risks. Ensure that the introduction of control measures does not increase the overall risk to health and safety. Workplace Exposure Limits (LEP) are set by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) with the aim of preventing excessive exposure to specific hazardous substances by limiting exposure below a given limit. LEP is the maximum concentration of an airborne substance, averaged over a reference period, to which employees can be exposed by inhalation.

GARAUDE is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all its employees and visitors. To do this, it follows the following steps: Comply with all minimum health and safety requirements as stipulated by applicable law. Provide all staff with a safe and healthy working environment. Provide safe and hygienic facilities, including toilets, food courts and first aid service. Implement workplace hazard identification and risk control processes.

Garaude product information

Product Information

GARAUDE will not make any false, misleading or deceptive statements, or any material omissions in the sale, advertising or marketing of jewelry products and materials. We are further committed to disclosing information on the physical characteristics of jewelry products and materials in accordance with the standards of the Responsible Jewelery Council (RJC) Code of Practice.