Peter Dawkins

Peter Dawkins

Standards Manager at the Responsible Jewellery Council

I have worked NGO and not-for-profit sector for 10 years. Prior to my 5 years experience within the jewellery and watch sector, I have worked at a 100,000 acre re-forestation project, ecological media outlet, the British government and a national charity. I am currently the Standards Manager at the Responsible Jewellery Council, a standards and certification organisation with over 1200 members implementing responsible business practices throughout the jewellery and watch industry. With that role I am responsible for standards development of both our mandatory Code of Practice standard as well as our voluntary Chain of Custody standard.

I oversee the design implementation of these standards for our member organisations spanning the entire supply chain from mine to retail covering materials such as gold, silver, platinum group metals, diamonds and coloured gemstones. I am responsible for the RJCs multi-stakeholder Standards Committee, ensuring that industry and non-industry voices are heard in the development of RJC standards.

I have extensive experience with stakeholder engagement, having organised numerous consultations, in-person and remotely, with a consideration for disadvantaged groups, so that they are encouraged and supported to contribute. I am responsible for RJCs ISEAL standards code compliance, ensuring that RJC standards are developed according to best practice in a credible way. I have an excellent working knowledge of gender issues within the jewellery supply chain, having overseen a gender review of the current RJC standard as well as leading the RJCs work on the UN gendered responsive standards declaration, which RJC became a signatory of in 2020.

I hold a bachelor degree in International Relations from the University of Sussex.