IGI invites eligible jewelry stores to become #JewelersOnAMission by describing why sustainability is important to their business.
As the first gemological laboratory to commit to carbon neutrality, IGI is uniting the industry with a new campaign: “Jewelers On A Mission” invites eligible stores to complete a brief application describing why sustainability is important to their business and community. The winner will receive up to $5,000 in credits toward achieving carbon neutrality.
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Participants Receive Assistance and Promotion
As a sustainability movement leader in the jewelry industry, IGI recognizes the financial commitment such transformation requires and is honored to help a fellow “Jeweler On A Mission” take steps toward preserving the environment. IGI will share selected participants’ focus and purpose stories in social channels, distribute press releases announcing the winner. Additionally, all participants will receive IGI’s playbook and roadmap to improving sustainability efforts. As described by IGI North American President Avi Levy.
We are thrilled to be in a position where our experiences with environmentalism can help other businesses, which is why we decided every applicant will receive IGI’s playbook and roadmap to improving sustainability efforts. We want everyone in the industry to have the knowledge and insight needed to go green and we know the best way forward is working together.
In June, IGI became the first gemological institute to commit to carbon neutrality, joining the Responsible Jewelry Council (RJC), International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI) and Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) in an association with SCS Global Services (SCS). Since 1984 SCS has been advancing sustainable development goals across multiple sectors through auditing, testing, certification and developing leadership standards to create a framework for continuous improvement.
Levy commented on the responsibility businesses have to address global emissions:
According to the Paris Climate Accord, businesses can account for 60% of emissions cuts by 2030. At the Institute, we are forward thinking, committed to leading the jewelry industry to a sustainable future and passionate about helping others work to cultivate a livable planet.
IGI has 20 laboratories and 14 education facilities in major diamond and jewelry centers around the world. For 45 years, IGI has provided the fine jewelry community and consumers with a broad range of services including natural and laboratory grown diamond reports, colored stone grading and origin reports, as well as jewelry identification and appraisal reports. With the increase of lab grown diamonds in the marketplace, IGI screens millions of natural and lab grown diamonds in order for the industry and consumers to receive the product they expect. Regardless of location or marketplace, an authentic IGI Laboratory Report is the common language of trust and confidence in the gemological world.