CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, has published the first of the CIBJO commissions' Special Reports ahead of the body's 2016 Congress to be held in Yerevan, Armenia, in October. Prepared by the CIBJO Marketing & Education Commission, headed by Jonathan Kendall of De Beers, the report provides an update about the organization's Jewellery Industry Greenhouse Gas Measurement Initiative, which was launched in 2012 to help businesses in the industry understand and reduce their environmental impact.
Kendall notes that it has been a successful year in terms of member engagement in the Greenhouse Gas Measurement Initiative. There are currently about 20 organizations fully measuring their carbon footprints and working towards carbon neutrality, and more than 40 are close to joining. They include trade bodies, manufacturers, grading laboratories, watch companies, equipment manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and brands.