Organisations keep quiet on details of surprise industry announcement.
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) and the World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) have revealed plans to host a global industry announcement at IJL next month.
While both bodies are remaining quiet on the finer details of the announcement, it is understood that it will be a surprise statement that dovetails with the wider jewellery industry’s corporate social responsibility efforts.
The announcement will take place at 4.30pm on Sunday September 1 at the Birmingham Assay Office IJL booth, stand H119. Guests are invited to attend and enjoy a glass of champagne during the announcement.
Last week the Company of Master Jeweller’s chief executive Willie Hamilton was named an executive vice-president of CIBJO‘s Sector B, an area of the confederation focused on jewellery distribution.
Hamilton has joined CIBJO after a board level discussion revealed an imbalance within the organisation. He will remain chief executive of the CMJ, running the two roles in parallel.
The RJC called for stakeholder feedback earlier this summer on a final draft of its proposed revisions of the RJC Code of Practices (COP) and draft revised Standards Guidance.
The RJC hit the 400-member milestone at the end of 2012, including businesses large and small from jewellery companies and trade associations to diamond and precious metal suppliers.
To coincide with the milestone the RJC has translated its Code of Practices and various supporting documents into six different languages: Chinese, French, Italian, Spanish, Gujarati and Portuguese.