March 29, 17
(IDEX On-line) – The organizers of the Jewellery Trade Summit introduced as we speak the publication of the ultimate report on the latest assembly in Tucson, Arizona.
Almost 150 individuals from 14 totally different nations got here collectively as a follow-up to the primary summit in New York in March 2016 to debate collective motion on strengthening a sustainable and accountable provide chain.
“The objectives of the second summit included the event of a shared imaginative and prescient for key segments of the trade provide chain that help the broader trade imaginative and prescient for sustainable enterprise and accountable sourcing,” in response to a press assertion. “One other essential aim was to develop sensible instruments and techniques which are simply accessible, permitting companies to make progress by means of steady enchancment.”
“The Summit report describes the outcomes of the two-day interactive workshop in Tucson. Updates have been delivered on the initiatives kicked off on the earlier Jewellery Trade Summit in March 2016, together with the communication and advertising and marketing initiative #ResponsibleJewelryStories. Constructing on present efforts and producing new initiatives, individuals on the Second Summit engaged in dynamic and revolutionary methods to make their mark on the accountable jewellery motion. The initiatives created contact on a broad vary of the jewellery provide chain and mirror the artistic ways in which anybody can take part in advancing the Summit mission, together with among the following:
• The Small Jeweler Moral Toolkit: A digital toolkit to help small jewelers in understanding the problems and present requirements within the jewellery trade. It additionally goals to offer assets and instruments to assist small jewelers on their moral journey.
• Gross sales Affiliate and Client Coaching: Getting the message out! This initiative exists to offer coaching and information on accountable practices for retail associates within the jewellery trade. By educating these promoting the merchandise, the message and story of accountable jewellery will be additional disseminated to shoppers and the general public.
• The Bahia Golden Rutilated Quartz Mine to Market Sustainability Mannequin: A mannequin to information sustainable improvement in mining, environmental stewardship, value-added exercise, parallel exercise in natural agriculture, and geo-ag tourism. This mannequin highlights and exemplifies the optimistic world impacts made attainable by committing to accountable and moral jewellery practices.
These initiatives, amongst many extra, will likely be carried out all year long by a gaggle of trade volunteers energized by their attendance on the Summit who’re dedicated to making sure that these tasks succeed.
The Summit report additionally highlights the audio system who educated attendees on their work on sustainable provide chains within the electronics trade, defined the that means and implementation of ‘Aware Capitalism,’ and shared perception on the efficient advertising and marketing and communication of sustainable practices.”