All suppliers of jewelry (components and/or finished jewelry) to Signet are required to undertake due diligence on their own supply chains in accordance with the OECD's Due Diligence Guidance 5-step framework to ensure that these supplies are responsibly managed and are "conflict-free" and sourced with respect for human rights.
Signet has produced global guidance for all suppliers called the Signet Responsible Sourcing Protocol ("SRSP"), which is aligned with international guidance and standards, and identifies compliance criteria to ensure Signet's supply chain is responsibly sourced.
The SRSP outlines the procedures that Signet suppliers must follow to ensure supplies of all products containing gold, 3Ts, diamonds, silver and platinum group metals (PGMs) are responsibly sourced. It is imperative that all suppliers to Signet can verify the products containing the metals and/or minerals they sell to Signet are compliant with the SRSP.
Regardless of what metal or mineral you supply, all jewelry and gift merchandise suppliers to Signet are required to complete the SRSP Compliance Report. Completing this SRSP Compliance Report is the first step in verifying that the goods you will sell to Signet comply with the SRSPs and are therefore responsibly sourced. You may be required to obtain an independent third-party audit of these compliance claims in the future.
SRSP compliance criteria and requirements, include but are not limited to:
Once you have achieved the requirements for compliance to the SRSP, the accompanying warranty statement(s) should be included on all invoices and delivery notes.
Please refer to the "Signet Documents" page for a list of all available reference materials, the 2018 SRSP User Guide, and Audit Guidance documents. The "Signet Webinars" page contains recorded Compliance Reporting and Audit training webinars for your reference.