CSR in the jewellery industry: have your say

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BJA to host seminar with presentation from industry leaders.

The British Jewellers’ Association (BJA) will host a seminar on February 11 in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter to discuss the implementation of workable and sustainable Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) policies for the jewellery industry.

The meeting, titled Raising Standards in the Jewellery Industry – What’s in it for me?, will be held at the Birmingham School of Jewellery. 

The BJA said it wishes to explore the appetite the jewellery industry has for adopting CSR strategies. The meeting will also be used to report on the results of a survey recently carried out in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

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BJA chief executive Simon Rainer said: “The benefits of adopting CSR at any level are hugely beneficial. What we need to communicate and discuss further is how companies who may already be adopting some elements of CSR are able to extend their commitment even further and reap even greater benefits. This is really a key component to helping the BJA membership grow their businesses."

Whilst the meeting is aims to encourage audience opinion and feedback, the BJA has also assembled a selection of industry leaders to make concise presentations on their involvement with CSR and the positive influence that it has had on their businesses.

Guest speakers at the meeting will include Michael Allchin of the Birmingham Assay Office, Professor Marylyn Carrigan of Coventry University’s centre for Trust and Ethical Behaviour , Cred Jewellery managing director Alan Frampton and Hockley Mint managing director Gary Wroe.

The meeting takes place in the main lecture theatre at the Birmingham School of Jewellery on February 11 at 5.30pm, with drinks and canapés available after the meeting. Those attending should register their interest at enquiries@bja.org.uk

It follows the recent BJA-hosted meeting in Hatton Garden to discuss the future of the London jewellery quarter and the possibility of establishing a BID in the area. 

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