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CIBJO & UFBJOP announce strategic collaboration with the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 at VicenzaOro

Cyrille Vigneron, President and CEO of Cartier, Co-Chair Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 meets key stakeholders to discuss collaboration

Vicenza – Sept 9, 2022 – The Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030, is pleased to announce that CIBJO and UFBJOP have joined as affiliate members.

CIBJO the World Jewellery Confederation, and UFBJOP (Union Française de la Bijouterie, Joaillerie, Orfèvrerie, des Pierres et des Perles) are pleased to announce they have become affiliate members and entered into a strategic collaboration with the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 on supporting the mission and vision of the WJI 2030 to their members and are committed to actively participating in the governance structure that is in process of consultation.

With industry associations playing an increasingly critical role to accelerate the sustainability agenda for their members, this collaboration will support their members in the sustainability journey to accelerate meaningful positive impact.

Bernadette Pinet Cuoq, Executive President UFBJOP

“As the only professional organisation representing the jewellery industry in France, we are are proud to join the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 reinforcing our long-term commitment to taking responsible business action with all our members to create the world we all want, this is a shared responsibility and we need change agents to advance the 2030 agendas.”

Dr. Gaetano Cavalieri, President of CIBJO

“As the world’s gem and jewellery industry’s representative in the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) a member of the Global Compact, since 2006, we are strongly committed to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. This collaboration will allow us learn and share to drive far more impact for our members in the 3 pillars of building climate resilience, preserving resources, and fostering inclusiveness.”

Cyrille Vigneron/Marie Claire Daveu, Co-Chairs Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030
“We are excited about this collaboration. Partnerships across the industry stakeholder ecosystem are essential or establishing a strong foundation to shape the initiative. We look forward to the important contribution of CIBJO and UFBJOP.”

Iris Van der Veken, Executive Director

“The time is now. We have a huge opportunity as an industry to step up and accelerate progress towards the 2030 agenda. Transformational partnerships are key to succeed. We are currently in a consultation phase to shape the governance structure and we look forward to building a strong foundation to make this multi-stakeholder action platform successful.”

The Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 is participating in a leadership panel at VicenzaOro and will lead the sustainability forum content in January 2023 in collaboration with CIBJO.

About the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030

Driven by a common conviction that the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aspirations for a sustainable industry can only be achieved through collaborative efforts, the Watch and Jewellery Initiative 2030 has been launched by Cartier and Kering.

The Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030, member of the Global Compact and signatory of the Women Empowerment Principles, is a global initiative open to all Watch and Jewellery players with a national for international footprint committed to a common core of key sustainability goals in three areas: building climate resilience, preserving resources, and fostering inclusiveness.

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