Baselworld has signed an agreement with CIBJO the World Jewellery Confederation to become an official member of the industry-wide organisation.
CIBJO’s affiliates represent more than seven million participants from the jewellery, diamond, gemstone and pearl sectors.
By becoming a commercial member of CIBJO, Baselworld said it had taken the initiative to be more firmly rooted in the jewellery, gemstone and pearl industries; be as close as possible to its stakeholders, better understand their needs, and better support and serve them in their pursuit of the highest professional and ethical standards, and technical skills.
Michel Loris-Melikoff, managing director of Baselworld, commented that being a part of CIBJO "allows us to actively support the organisation and participate directly in its development. We are driven by the same values of ambition, tenacity and sustainability.”
Gaetano Cavalieri, president of the CIBJO, added, “As a jewellery and watch trade show that for decades has served as leader both in Europe and internationally, Baselworld provides one of the most effective platforms possible for advancing the mission to harmonise industry standards and promote corporate social responsibility and sustainability throughout the value chain.”
CIBJO is the international jewellery confederation of national trade organisations from 45 countries, and additionally includes as commercial members many of the world’s leading international corporations. Its 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. It is the sole jewellery industry organisation to have Special Consultative Status with the United Nation’s Economic & Social Council and is a member of the UN Global Compact.