CSR and sustainability emphasised on WJCEF course

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World Jewellery Confederation launches executive course in Antwerp.

The World Jewellery Conderation Education Foundation has launched an executive course in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Antwerp.

The course, which started on June 20, emphasises the connection between CSR and the promotion of sustainable economic, social and environmental activity in countries with an active jewellery industry.

On the first day a team of lecturers pointed towards the United Nation’s eight Millennium Developments Goals, which are meant to provide solutions to the most acute challenges to human society.

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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.

CIBJO and WJCEF president Gaetano Cavalieri said: "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.”
 

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