CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, has launched an online toolkit designed to enable all trade members to conduct responsible sourcing due diligence on their supply chains. The digital files comprising the toolkit can be downloaded at no cost from a dedicated mini-website, located at www.cibjo.org/rs-toolkit
The CIBJO Responsible Sourcing Toolkit supports the CIBJO Responsible Sourcing Book, which provides companies in the jewellery supply chain with a framework and guidance for due diligence for the responsible sourcing of gem materials and precious metals.
The Toolkit was developed for CIBJO by the Coloured Gemstone Working Group, which is a forum of leading gem and jewellery companies dedicated to helping businesses in the coloured gemstones supply chain be more sustainable, and making responsible sourcing part of the way they operate. Gateano Cavalieri, CIBJO President, said, “The launch of the CIBJO Responsible Sourcing Toolkit is the fulfilment of a promise to make freely available to all members of the industry the tools required to do essential responsible sourcing due diligence. Our position is clear – while all responsible participants in our industry should be provided access to the chain of supply, irrespective of their size or financial capacity, all also are expected to do, to the best of their ability, the due diligence necessary to protect our product, our industry, our customers and our stakeholders. This Toolkit helps them do just that.”