UK-based Company of Master Jewellers to work
with CIBJO on Corporate Social Responsibility
MILAN: AUGUST 14, 2012 - The United Kingdom-based Company of Master Jewellers (CMJ) has announced that it is working closely with the CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, on strategies relating to Corporate Social Responsibility throughout the global jewellery industry.
The CMJ is the largest jewellery buying group in the United Kingdom, bringing under its umbrella more than 150 jewellery retailers, representing over 270 shops. It was established 32 years ago to provide a strong platform from which independent jewellers can trade freely and independently.
Speaking at the CMJ trade event in Birmingham, which was held last week, CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri confirmed that he had invited the CMJ Chief Executive Willie Hamilton to join a CIBJO committee that will draft a code of conduct for international jewellery trade events. Mr. Hamilton will work alongside representatives from the leading jewellery trade shows.
Dr. Cavalieri noted that CIBJO and CMJ share the same values, ethics and principles. In this respect, he said a formal process had been implemented to advance the development of Corporate Social Responsibility, led by Mr. Hamilton and CMJ.
"We are pleased to report that CIBJO recognises the CMJ as a key driver within the UK jewellery industry," said Mr. Hamilton. "I had the privilege of attending the CIBJO annual conference a few weeks ago and I was astounded at the tireless work that CIBJO undertakes for the future security and development of the jewellery industry on an international scale. So much of the work, values, principles and ethos of CIBJO reflect those of The CMJ, on a larger, international scale.
The CMJ trade event in Birmingham was the organisation's largest trade show to date, featuring three buying halls where 100 of the industry's leading designers, manufacturers and suppliers showcased their new products.
CIBJO is the international jewellery confederation of national trade organisations. CIBJO's purpose is to encourage harmonisation, 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.