Our Code of Conduct was developed by the IJO Board of Directors. It's purpose is to serve as a set of guidelines, to provide a bit of structure regarding membership in IJO and to communicate what being a member, both retailer and vendor, within the IJO organization stands for.
IJO Code of Conduct
Deceptive business practices with concerns to representing jewelry and discount pricing is unacceptable.
An IJO member should strive to be a pillar within its community.
We will promote continuing education within our stores in order to be the most knowledgeable jeweler within our community.
Confidential information concerning IJO and its members, both retail and vendor, is considered to be confidential and proprietary and should be treated as such.
IJO retailers and vendors will conduct themselves in a professional manner when attending tradeshows and industry related events.
We will endeavor to help in the mission of the IJO to establish it as the premier-buying group in the industry.
When open-to-buy occurs, we will look to the IJO vendors as first option for our purchases.
Open lines of communication must exist between retailers and vendors to resolve any issues that might arise.
We as retailers will respect the terms and agreements set forth with IJO and its vendors.
IJO vendors will give its retail members their best price on purchases within the IJO buying group.
All copyrights on organizational and vendor materials will be honored.
The core values are Integrity, Confidence, Expertise, Honesty & Trust