Top Diamond and Jewellery Brands Launch Free Sustainability Platform
Several leading jewellery brands and mining companies – all part of the Coloured Gemstones Working Group (CGWG) – have launched the Gemstones and Jewellery Community Platform, a sustainability resource platform open and free for all, Rough & Polished reports.
Leading jewellery makers Chopard, Kering, LVMH, Richemont, Swarovski and Tiffany & Co., and coloured gemstone mining companies Gemfields and Muzo (together, the Coloured Gemstones Working Group or CGWG) came together “through shared commitments for people and the planet”, according to a press release by CGWG.
The Platform, developed by sustainability consulting firm TDI Sustainability and CGWG, provides more than 40 sustainability topics relevant to the gem and jewellery sector, from responsible sourcing and due diligence to human rights, labor rights and environmental protection, as well as self-assessment tools that allow brands to take steps to improve sustainability practices.
Dr. Assheton Stewart Carter, CEO of TDI Sustainability, commented during the launch: “Our objective is to democratize sustainability, so it is accessible to even the smallest businesses and the individual craftsperson”.