Every Jeweler who participated is a winner, as a charter member of the Jewelers On A Mission team. We will announce the $5,000 Grand Prize recipient soon. Meanwhile, it’s not too late to join the cause.
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IGI is on schedule to achieve carbon neutrality in 2022 through a partnership with 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. As the first gemological institute to make this commitment, IGI joins the Responsible Jewelry Council (RJC), International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI) and Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) in an association with SCS Global Services.
As defined by SCS, carbon neutral operations cause no net increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to the atmosphere. Where emissions continue, they must be offset by absorbing an equivalent amount from the atmosphere, for example through carbon capture and reforestation that are supported by carbon offset schemes. Carbon Neutral status can be achieved by any organization, product or event that can demonstrate that there has been no net increase in GHG emissions, either by verified reduction in GHG emissions, through the purchase of quantified and verified carbon offsets, or a combination of both.
Yes. From establishing robust metrics through environmental impact analyses and carbon footprints, to setting ambitious goals and sustainability strategies, to reporting out progress to stakeholders and investors, SCS’ consultants serve as thought partners to deliver innovative tools and solutions customized to business needs. Whether you’re a start-up, mid-stage or well-established leader in an industry, and regardless of your ESG or sustainability experience, SCS works with you as both a trusted partner of your team and a collaborative innovator to help you drive better business decisions that also support a thriving planet.
‘SCS is sincere, savvy and science-based and really helps take you where you want to go. We partnered with SCS because we want to be an industry leader in environmental stewardship and they are the best in the business.’ - Avi Levy, IGI
‘We are delighted that IGI has joined the sustainability movement and applaud the Jewelers On A Mission initiative. As the first gemological laboratory to commit to carbon neutrality we hope IGI’s proactive example inspires others to action.’ - Josephine Silla-Afuwape
The way forward is together. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions about our sustainability journey and the opportunity to join the sustainability movement.
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