CIBJO Declares 2015 Congress Major Carbon-Neutral Event

Finance and Trade
26/08/2015 08:20

The CIBJO Congress that took place in Brazil in May is set to become the first-ever carbon neutral event in the jewelry industry, the global diamond, precious stones and jewelry industry body said. Environmental consulting company Carbon-Expert worked with CIBJO on its goal of carbon neutrality and has published a report on the event’s carbon footprint, including carbon gas emissions generated by the event and by participants’ preparation and travel. Carbon-Expert determined that the event generated 600 tons of greenhouse gas emissions and the event organizers are now purchasing carbon credits to offset those emissions.