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Signet Responsible Sourcing Protocol

Third-Party Verification for Diamonds, Gold, and the 3Ts to Ensure a Conflict-Free Supply Chain

Catherine Hansen   |  
860.706.4928   |  

The Signet Responsible Sourcing Protocol (SRSP) is a guide for Signet suppliers to ensure that all products which include diamonds, gold, tin, tungsten, and tantalum provided to Signet are conflict-free. Compliance with Signet’s SRSPs is an annual requirement for all Signet suppliers. Suppliers will be notified of the requirement for an audit by the SRSP Project Team on a representative sample basis, in accordance with the SRSP audit policy. SRSP is a pathway to additional jewelry certifications—ask us about bundling discounts.


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SCS is a Signet-approved partner for SRSP verification. Our auditors guide suppliers through all aspects of the verification process. Upon successful verification, suppliers receive an SCS-issued certificate to convey compliance to their customers without divulging sensitive supply-chain information.

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  1. Scoping and Project Initiation:
    • Client and SCS confirm scope of project.
    • Client signs Work Order and returns to SCS to initiate project.
  2. Data Collection
    • SCS provides an overview of project milestones.
    • SCS Auditor works with client to collect necessary data.
  3. Verification
    • Auditor reviews data and drafts report for client approval.
    • Upon successful SRSP Verification, SCS will notify Signet of the client’s compliance to the SRSP. The client will then receive SCS certificates and logos.
  4. Verification Maintenance
    • Compliance with SRSP is required annually.
    • Audits of suppliers are requested by the SRSP Project Team based on a representative sample basis.

Timeline: Verification takes on average 3 – 8 weeks to complete from signed Work Order through to final decision. Onsite audits*, if required, are typically one-day audits.

*If sufficient risks or gaps are found, SCS reserves the right to conduct an onsite audit of relevant corporate offices or manufacturing sites.

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