At Kit Heath we are committed to enriching lives, through our Ethical Policy, by promoting responsible, ethical, human rights, social and environmental practices throughout our business, our employees and our business partners, which includes our complete supply chain for all our products.
We comply with UK, EU and US legislation, and fully support the sentiments and applicable codes of practice relating to the International Labour Organisation Conventions, the Responsible Jewellery Council, the Dangerous Substances and Preparations Regulations (Nickel) and the Kimberley Process, with zero tolerance of conflict products.
We aim to ensure compliance with all relevant environmental legislation and regulations and take action to continuously review and improve our environmental performance.
All suppliers are required to comply with our Ethical Sourcing framework which as a minimum insists that the working conditions are safe and hygienic, employment is freely chosen and living wages are paid, that child labour shall not be used and no harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed.
We aim to use resources wisely by reducing resource use and reusing or recycling materials wherever possible. From the office paper, cardboard and scrap metal we send to recycle right through to products that we source for our jewellery.
We aim to implement on a daily basis throughout our operations by:
- Training ensuring all our employees understand the sustainability impacts of their own jobs. We are always finding ways and means to make our mark on the world a positive one rather than a negative one.
- Informing all suppliers, contractors and sub-contractors of the requirement to comply with this policy when providing goods and services.
- Reviewing sustainability issues, on a regular basis, at the highest level within the organisation.
- Being open to suggestions and recommendations from all our customers.
Kit Heath is a member and partner with the following organisation which offers us, our retailers and our consumers the security of our design and mark of quality within the jewellery industry.
ACID offers us practical and specialist support to protect our designs, imagery and intellectual property.
ACID has been created by designers for designers and is the only cross industry trade association specifically dealing with intellectual property.
ACID champions IP awareness and education and, as a member, we have access to an array of benefits such as specialist help and advice through our Legal Affiliates, on Intellectual Property (IP) and to the recently launched ACID Marketplace, the UK’s first online design exchange.
Creating a safer trading environment and providing us all with the tools of self help to help protect our Kit Heath designs.
The National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) is the national trade association which promotes and protects the growth and prosperity of over 1800 members whose business operate in every aspect of the jewellery industry. The organisation aims to inspire consumer confidence to purchase from their members through a Code of Practice setting the highest standards of professionalism, honesty and ethical business practices – this is a members ‘Mark of Quality’.
The Company of Master Jewellers (CMJ) is the largest buying group for retailers of watches and jewellery in the UK and Ireland.
It was formed in 1980 and now has 160 members representing more than 400 shops across the UK and Ireland. CMJ group is made up of a varied mix of jewellery retailers, from quality, established family jewellers to some of the most dynamic and forward-thinking contemporary jewellers in the industry.
The CMJ believe in making sure independent retailers remain on the high street – as a collective they aim to make an impact on each independent business and drive success.
Kit Heath is a member of the Company of Master Jewellers and supplier to some of the of the retailer members.