CORPORATE & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

CORPORATE RESPONSIBLITY

Carelle continually strives to provide the highest quality jewelry, with our consideration and dedication to social responsibility and commitment to the environment, at the same time.

We are a certified member of the Responsible Jewelry Council (RJC), an organization that is promoting ethical, human rights, social and environmental practices throughout the jewelry supply chain.

Carelle fully supports and participates in Kimberly Process which monitors diamond chain supply at every point. We can assure our customers, that diamonds we use in our jewelry, are supplied by legit sources, which avoid actions that may directly or indirectly finance armed conflict and human rights violations around the world.

The precious and semiprecious stones used by Carelle are carefully selected from the sources that can guarantee their conflict free and legal origins.

Carelle Limited only sources conflict-free gold and gold components, from suppliers who attest that their sourcing practices are in compliance with the Signet SRSP Gold Protocol, including sourcing from refiners active on the LBMA Good Delivery list. Carelle Limited uses 100% recycled gold for jewelry that it manufactures in full.

LEGAL COMPLIANCE

Carelle Ltd. (“Carelle”) is committed to complying with all applicable laws and regulations regarding, but not limited to, employment, the environment, health and safety.

GIFTS

Carelle and its employees are prohibited from accepting or providing payments, gifts or hospitality with the intent to influence the fair course of business transactions or governmental processes.

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Carelle prohibits money laundering, the financing of terrorism, and trade in conflict resources.

HUMAN RIGHTS

Carelle will at all times respect the basic human rights and dignity of its employees and business partners.

LABOR

Carelle is committed to compliance with all applicable laws relating to child labor standards. Carelle does not use bonded, indentured or prison laborers. Employees are free to leave their employment without threat or coercion.

FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

Carelle will not impede free association or collective bargaining rights of its employees. Employees are free to express any grievances or concerns to management without fear of retribution.

DISCRIMINATION

Carelle is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or qualified job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status or condition protected by applicable law.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Carelle is dedicated to providing a clean, healthy, and safe working environment for its employees.

DRUG-FREE ENVIRONMENT

A goal of Carelle is to create a drug-free environment in the workplace. Alcoholic beverages and controlled and/or illegal drugs or substances and their paraphernalia are prohibited from being brought into the premises and/or from being in an employee's possession while engaging in Carelle’s business. In addition, individuals who are impaired by lawful or illegal drugs and/or alcohol are restricted from reporting to work, coming into the workplace, remaining on the premises or otherwise engaging in Carelle’s business.

COMPENSATION

Carelle will pay wages at least commensurate with the higher of either the legal minimum wage or the local industry average.

FAIR EMPLOYMENT

Carelle will promote fair employment of individuals. Carelle will not use sub-contracting, home-working, false apprenticeships, and fixed-term employment contracts to avoid applicable laws and or obligations to employees related to labor and social security.

PROHIBITION OF WORKPLACE HARASSMENT

Workplace harassment, or harassment based on any characteristic prohibited by law (including an employee’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, or marital, veteran or disability status) has no place in the work environment, and is strictly prohibited.

PROTECTION AGAINST RETALIATION

Retaliation against an individual for reporting discrimination or harassment, or assisting in providing information relevant to a claim of discrimination or harassment, is a serious violation of the Carelle’s policies and will be treated with the same strict discipline as would the underlying discrimination or harassment itself.