CSR and sustainability under the spotlight at first WJCEF Executive Course in Antwerp

23.06.2010: The World Jewellery Confederation Education Foundation (WJCEF) inaugurated its first ever Executive Course in Corporate Social Responsibility in Antwerp on Sunday, June 20, emphasising the connection between CSR and the promotion of sustainable economic,

The World Jewellery Confederation Education Foundation (WJCEF) inaugurated its first ever Executive Course in Corporate Social Responsibility in Antwerp on Sunday, June 20, emphasising the connection between CSR and the promotion of sustainable economic, social and environmental activity in countries in which the jewellery industry is active.

"The jewellery industry has come a long way since the year 2000, and the understanding that we cannot allow our business to cause injury to innocent people is well and truly imbedded in our consciousness. But the demand that we do no harm is only side of the CSR coin. Our goal here is to consider the other side of that coin, and that is how the jewellery business acts proactively to bring about sustainable economic and social development in the countries in which we operate," said Gaetano Cavalieri, president of CIBJO and WJCEF.

The general focus of the Executive Course was set on the first day of the proceedings, with the team of lecturers directing participants to the United Nation's eight Millennium Developments Goals, which are meant to provide solutions to the most acute challenges to human society. Outlining the mission were Dr. Hanifa Mezoui, president of UN-ONG-IRENE; Dr. Francois Loriot, vice president of AIFOMD; and Dr. William Gunn, president of the International Association for Humanitarian Medicine.

Attending the course is Jocelyn Fenard, chief of Partnerships and Resource Mobilisation of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). "This first training session organised through WJCEF by CIBJO, an NGO accredited to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, conducted by renown experts and trainers, is an important milestone for advancing corporate social responsibility in the diamond and jewellery industry, as a way towards supporting the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and promoting Global Compact principles. The level of interactivity and engagement shown by the participants, all worldwide executive managers, is really impressive. It furthermore demonstrates their commitment as well as the need for further training," he said.

During the second and third days of the course, the participants, who come from the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium, India, Italy, Switzerland, Israel, Canada and Madagascar, will study the application of CSR principles to small and medium-sized companies, together with CSR consultants Michael and Ivor Hopkins of MHC International, and will receive a special overview of Corporate Social Responsibility presented by Dr. M.J. (Mimi) Marroco and Ron Knowles, experts from the CSR Certificate programme at the University of St. Michaels's College in the University of Toronto.

"What we examining here in Antwerp is the challenge to find feasible applications for CSR and sustainability in the jewellery and gemstone sector," said Charles Abouchar, president of the Stone Dealers Association of Switzerland, a participant in the course.  "We have committed ourselves to these principles, but we are looking for practical tools that we can apply in our own businesses."

"We have been hearing members of the United Nations talking about global social and environmental issues that affect the lives of millions of people across the developing world in Africa and elsewhere," said, course participant Moshe Mosbacher, president of the Diamond Club of New York. "The fact that we are here indicates our belief that is much to learn. However, in my opinion the diamond and jewellery industries have been further ahead of the game than almost any other business sector regarding CSR. We have been less successful in letting the world know what we are doing and how far we have come. "

"CIBJO, along with other bodies like World Federation of Diamond Bourses, find themselves in the unique position of leading our community to achieving full compliance with CSR standards and promoting sustainability. This will benefit our industry, but we also would like to serve as an example to others. The gemstone and jewellery sector should act as a guiding light in the areas of CSR," Mosbacher stated.

WJCEF was established by CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, in December 2008 with the purpose of instilling the principle of Corporate Social Responsibility in the international jewellery industry and trade. The course is being hosted in Belgium by HRD Antwerp.


CIBJO is the international jewellery confederation of national trade organizations. CIBJO's purpose is to encourage harmonization, promote international cooperation in the jewellery industry and to consider issues which concern the trade worldwide. CIBJO's chief mission is to protect consumer confidence in the industry.

 

-  Ya'akov Almor-

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/jewellery-csr-sustainability-wjcef-executive-course-antwerp-gaetano-cavalieri-president-cibjo---82373.html

23.06.2010 / MaP

More News

34th World Diamond Congress to be held in Moscow, July 11-13
18.06.2010
... role of WFDB,  bourses in "new normal' economy to be focus of discussion  The 34th World Diamond Congress will be held in Moscow, Russia, from July 11-13. The event is the biennial congress of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and its sister organization, the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA). It i more >>
Scalfaro for Bruno Spengler Uhren - Edition
08.06.2010
SCALFARO PRÄSENTIERT UHREN-EDITION MIT DTM-RENNFAHRER BRUNO SPENGLERDas Familienunternehmen Scalfaro – Contemporary Luxury und der DTM-Rennfahrer Bruno Spengler haben zusammen eine exklusive Edition von mechanischen Rennsportuhren entwickelt. Die “Scalfaro For Bruno Spengler Edition“ mechanischer Chronographen ist streng auf 33 Exe more >>
Scalfaro präsentiert Uhren-Edition mit DTM-Fahrer Bruno Spengler
08.06.2010
LINIE: SCALFARO  FOR  BRUNO  SPENGLER  LIMITED  EDITIONUHRWERK:    Mechanisches Chronographenwerk mit automatischem Aufzug – ADK 150KOMPLIKATION: Chronograph TriCompaxEDITION: Limitiert auf weltweit 33 StückREF. NR.: SFBS EDITIONTECHNISCHE DETAILS: more >>
The World Diamond Council condemns intimidation of observers or participants in KP
05.06.2010
The World Diamond Council (WDC) is extremely concerned at reports that members of the Centre for Research and Development (CRD), a Zimbabwean NGO and official Observer at the Kimberley Process (KP), have been intimidated by the authorities.   The Government has given no plausible reason for its behavior towards the CRD and at least one member has been arrested and held wit more >>
World Diamond Council announces start of registration for 7th Annual Meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia
04.05.2010
St. Petersburg, Russia, July 14-15, 2010The World Diamond Council (WDC) has announced that registration has begun for the organization's seventh Annual Meeting, which this year will be held in the Russian city of St. Petersburg, July 14 and 15, 2010. The event, which is being hosted by the Diamond Chamber of Russia, will draw senior government and jewelry indu more >>
Tollet Joailliers - Bracelets pour la Fête des Mères
17.04.2010
Tollet Joailliers vous propose un grand choix de bracelets empreints de messages d'amour pour la fête des Mères.Du coeur à l'étoile en passant par l'in more >>
L’IPITONGA de Jean-Marc Garel
27.03.2010
  IPITONGA s’habille d’une marinière pour rester dans les tendances !Elle ne cessera pas de nous surprendre cette petite tong !!PVP : 170 eurosPendentif Ipitonga-Copacabana, nacre, bride more >>
Second edition of the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair
25.03.2010
Following a successful debut, the Antwerp Diamond Bourse announces dates for the second edition of the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair The Antwerp Diamond Bourse (Beurs voor Diamanthandel) has announced the dates for the second edition of more >>
JM Garel - Les bracelets MINIS ENVOL
25.03.2010
ENVOL POUR LA FETE DES MERES, ENVOL POUR LUI DIRE JE T’AIMELes bracelets MINIS ENVOLTrès tendance, les petits bracelets fins se marient volontiers à la montre. more >>
Die Nordschleife® Armbanduhr mit 24 Stunden Zifferblatt
07.03.2010
Die Nordschleife® Armbanduhr mit 24 Stunden Zifferblatt 12 Stunden sind nicht genug!12 Stunden sind nicht genug! Das gilt nicht nur für das more >>
Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair closes...
10.02.2010
....draws accolades from both exhibitors and buyers  Henrik Norgaard Nielsen, a jewellery retailer from Esjberg in the south of Denmark, said the three-day visit to Antwerp had been an eye-opener. "We had a chance to meet many different companies and were expo more >>
WFDB pays tribute to Gerson Goldschmidt, 1921-2010
10.02.2010
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses has paid tribute to the memory of its Honorary Life Secretary Gerson Goldschmidt, who died in Antwerp on Monday, February 8, 2010, at age 89. Mr. Goldschmidt served for two l more >>
First Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair gets off to busy start
07.02.2010
.... with buyers thronging booths in bourse's trading hallThe Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair, the first-ever, by-invitation-only diamond trade show, got underway in lively fashion this Sunday morning at the Antwerp Diamond Bourse (Beurs voor Diamantha more >>
Premiere der Antwerpener "Diamond Trade Fair"
02.02.2010
Eine exklusive Gruppe von Juwelieren und Diamanten-Käufern werden zur erstmalig stattfindenden Antwerpener Diamond Trade Fair begrüsst.Die Diamanten-Messe, zu der man nur durch Einladung Zutritt erhält, findet vom 7. bis zum 9. Februar auf dem historischen Börsenparkett statt, das in eine stilvolle Ausstellungshalle verwandelt wurde. Mehr als 40 more >>
JM GAREL Collection Ipitonga - IPICOEUR
06.01.2010
        more >>
JM Garel Collection "Mini" ENVOL
05.01.2010
Idées cadeaux pour la Saint ValentinOh !Collier ENVOL Trilogy PVP : 990 eurosComme une divine surprise, les yeux s’écarquillent, ronds de more >>
Circuiti Gioielli Championship Ring SBK
06.11.2009
WSB Champion Ben Spies' visit to the post-race SBK Paddock Show for the rider's traditional appearance before the general public concluded with the awarding of a special prize by one of the championship's partners. Italian jewellery company Circuiti Gioelli of Nov more >>
Une étoile - Celle de Thierry Mugler
22.10.2009
... pour vous faire briller de mille feux pour les fêtes de fin d’annéeConnue et reconnue internationalement, la marque Thierry Mugler lance sa collection de bijoux et de montres en Belgique.Be a Star, Be THE STAR more >>
Girard-Perregaux Montre Vintage 1945
02.10.2009
La dernière née de la collection Vintage 1945 illustre la maîtrise du design et la force créative de Girard-Perregaux. Ses lignes fluides instaurent une nouvelle élégance, tout more >>
Girard-Perregaux 1966 Calendrier annuel et équation du temps
02.10.2009
La Manufacture présente un nouveau visage de sa collection Girard-Perregaux 1966, avec ce modèle à l’affichage original. Son élégant boîtier rond abrite un utile calendrier annuel accompagné de l’indication de l’équation du temps. more >>
Girard-Perregaux ww.tc Petite seconde
02.10.2009
La collection ww.tc (pour world-wide time control) créée par Girard-Perregaux en 2000 est rapidement devenue un classique reconnu. La fonction «heures du monde» permet l’affichage simultané de tous les fuseaux horaires sur son cadran. Le système exclusif réside dans un ingénieux mécanisme de couplage pe more >>
GRAPHIQUE ONE, la montre signée Jean-Marc Garel
30.09.2009
...se met au goût du jour et devient sport chic.En plus de sa lunette amovible à changer au grès de ses envies : sertie ou non, acier ou or rose, la montre GRAPHIQ more >>
Jean-Marc GAREL, Paris : Copacabana
30.09.2009
... c’est la croisette de Rio.Une plage des plus célèbres et des plus belles de la planète où Rio s’émancipe.Tous les bonheur more >>
JM GAREL Paris - Une version entièrement pavée pour la collection Envol
30.09.2009
Une ode à la beauté et à l’élégance pour cette fin d’année Oh !Comme une divine surprise, les yeux s’écarquillent, ronds more >>
JM GAREL Paris - Collection "Mini" Envol Oh !
30.09.2009
Comme une divine surprise, les yeux s’écarquillent, ronds devant ce précieux O suspendu autour de la gracieuse fluidité d’un cou délicat. O, la délicatesse de ce cercle d&rsquo more >>
IPITONGA s’en va en vacances !
20.05.2009
Le petit bijou chic et décontracté, qui interpelle et qui séduit. Pendentif IPI-RAINBOW en nacreor blanc ou or jaunebleu arc-en-ciel more >>
Jean-Marc Garel - IPITONGA brille sous le soleil d’été !
09.05.2009
Il y a toujours une occasion de parler de Jean-Marc Garel ! Aujourd'hui il envoie ses tongs briller au soleil! Ipitonga continue de surfer sur la vague du succès, tong sur le sable fin, more >>
The Audi Centennial Timepiece - Tradition and Innovation:
26.03.2009
   * One-of-a-kind automatic wristwatch-chronograph with tachometer    * Masterpiece of mechanical precision    * Watch’s dial inspired by Auto Union racing cars100 years of Audi. A truly special anniversary, commemorated with an exceptional chronograph: the new Audi Centennial Timepiece. It em more >>
JM GAREL - Collection ‘Mini’ ENVOL
25.03.2009
Fête des Mères              Comme une divine surprise, les yeux s’écarquillent, ronds devant ce précieux more >>
EP Pequignet Montre Moorea pour la Fête des mères 2009
17.03.2009
Elégante, intemporelle et raffinée,  fêtez Maman en lui offrant cette montre féminine et très tendance.La Baguette, un grand classique de Pequignet revisité, au more >>
GOCCE - Ponte Vecchio fête les mamans avec la collection
12.03.2009
GOCCE (Gouttes)Ponte Vecchio tient, à nouveau, à rendre hommage à la « Vie » avec une collection exprimant le langage simple de la nature, de la mer et des co more >>
TAG HEUER - The future is now
14.02.2009
La marque Suisse d’Avant-Garde investit massivement dans la Recherche & DéveloppementNouveau mouvement mécanique, extension industrielle et croissance organique : Plus q more >>
POIRAY Paris : Coeur Fil et Coeur entrelacé
12.12.2008
Un peu, beaucoup, passionnément ?Donne-moi ton coeur et prends le mien un peu, beaucoup, à la folie !Inspiré de l’esprit art déco, le Coeur Fil more >>
EP Pequignet Saint –Valentin 2009
11.12.2008
Amour rime avec toujours… Pequignet conjugue l’élégance et la beauté intemporelles dans l’originalité avec ses deux bagues Moorea en acier more >>
Jean-Marc Garel Paris - Bague TARA
07.11.2008
Premiers diamants pour une première promesse … Bague TARA mixte or blanc 5 diamants PVP 660 euros more >>
O•Z - Armbanduhren „Limited Edition 2008"
06.11.2008
- Das ideale Weihnachtsgeschenk • Limitiert auf je 300 Exemplare• Herren Automatik-Uhr für 149,- € • sportliche Damen-Uhr für 99,- € Der Zeit stets voraus – pünktlich zur Weihnachtszeit offeriert O•Z Liebhabern seiner Marke das ideale Geschenk für more >>
Poiray Paris -La bague Fil en toute finesse
03.11.2008
Poiray joue la carte de la finesse et crée la Bague Fil, véritable trésor d’architecture et de délicatesse. S’inspirant du savoir-faire traditionnel de la maison, cette nouvelle ligne de joaillerie fait la part belle à la pierre fine, mise en valeur par un sertissage à griffes complexe et épuré. A la more >>
Stilvolle Geschenkidee - Limitierte, edle Carlsson-Automatikuhr
31.10.2008
• ideales Geschenk • Limitiert auf 1000 Exemplare • ETA-Automatik-Uhrwerk • geschmeidiges Armband aus Echtleder, Gehäuse silberfarbe more >>
"Charms" par Esprit Jewel
30.10.2008
Laissez vous charmer par les « Charms » d’Esprit Jewels et offrez les à ceux que vous aimez… Une idée originale pour un petit cadeau très tendance pour Noël Les « Charms » d’Esprit sont à porter sur un bracelet ou un collier et s’adaptent à toutes vos envies ! more >>
2001-2022 copyright automobilsport.com