The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) will hold a champagne reception on Sunday, August 31, at the 2014 International Jewellery London trade show, in celebration of the upcoming launch of the association’s new course in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for the jewellery professional, which it developed in conjunction with CIBJO and its educational arm, the World Jewellery Confederation Education Foundation (WJCEF), and Branded Trust.
CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has addressed the High Level Segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council in New York, and in his presentation stressed the commitment of both CIBJO and the international jewellery sector to assisting the United Nations meet its development goals.
CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, will hold its 2015 annual congress in Salvador, Brazil, May 4-6, 2015, with pre-congress meetings on May 2 and May 3. Salvador is the capital of the north-eastern Brazilian state of Bahia.
CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has presented an outline for sustainability in the cultured pearl sector, emphasizing that a comprehensive approach must be taken that addresses economic, environmental and social responsibility. He was speaking at the Sustainable Pearls Forum, which took place in Hong Kong on June 21.
Meeting this morning in Antwerp, the heads of the jewellery and diamond industry’s four leading international representative bodies have agreed to establish “The Presidents Forum,” which is a joint consultative committee with its members being the presidents of each organisation. Together they will discuss and formulate coordinated strategies and policies for the industry on important issues of common interest.
CIBJO and Fairtrade International have signed a Memorandum of Understanding according to which Fairtrade commits to working with CIBJO and its member organisations to improving certified Fairtrade gold supplies to the jewellery markets and members of CIBJO-associated organisations, and CIBJO commits to facilitating and encouraging its members to adopt and integrate fairtrade gold and metals into their national supply chains.
Meeting in Moscow, the Pearl Commission discussed a project being promoted by Jeanne Lecourt, a Vice President of the body, to create a Unified Pearl Grading System. She described her work over the past year, since the project was raised at the 2013 Congress, holding discussions with pearl trading companies.