GOLDNET.MARKET - “We want and are working to provide business with the opportunity to develop a lot of activity areas”

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Marco Carniello: We want to continue to be the engine boosting the jewellery industry

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30 august 2021

The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

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CIBJO President Presents a Blueprint for CSR Doctrine in Modern Jewellery Industry

24 december 2012

“Disclosure lies at the heart of our transparency requirement” said CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri, who advocated for the highest standards of transparency in the jewellery industry during his address at the International Gem and Jewellery Conference GIT 2012 in Bangkok. Cavalieri also urged professionals to defend the industry from the challenges that could threaten its reputation, and to promote sustainable development in the communities involved in the jewellery process.
“When we talk about Corporate Social Responsibility it is essential to qualify exactly to whom are responsible” said Cavalieri, who indicated three groups: first of all, the business community, including employees and executives along the entire chain of distribution; then  the consumers, who buy jewellery for its beauty and emotional value and trust the professionals to protect its reputation; finally, the millions of stakeholders, for whom jewellery represent a resource for sustainable economic and social development.
Cavalieri praised the role of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme  as an example of the jewellery industry’s ability to develop tools for dealing with ethical questions for which it was not directly responsible. “There are few, if any examples of this in the history of commerce and business”, he added.
The President of CIBJO also stressed that there must be precise limits to those initiatives: "No such system should create an unfair business advantage, especially if it is restrictively expensive to implement. What unfair systems do is imply that all those who are financially or logistically unable to adopt them are not responsible corporate citizens, at least in comparison to who have the means to implement them. Systems that defend the chain of distribution should be inclusive, and not restrictive."
Finally, President Cavalieri remarked the positive role that the jewellery industry plays across the entire World: "We deal in what commonly are considered luxury items. Consequently, in the big scheme of things, there is a tendency to view our industry as having limited significance. But that is not the case”. “On a global scale the number of individuals directly and indirectly employed by the greater jewellery industry runs into millions, and there are entire countries whose economic wellbeing is dependent upon the products we produce and sell".
And concluded: "Jewellery may not be an essential item, but the jewellery business most definitely is, and it is in this context that I would like to consider our position concerning Corporate Social Responsibility."

Matteo Butera, Rough&Polished