Jewelry Industry Summit

The Open Forum on Sustainability & Responsible Sourcing in the Jewelry Industry

The Open Forum on Sustainability and Responsible Sourcing in the Jewelry Industry

Welcome to the Open Forum on Sustainability & Responsible Sourcing in the Jewelry Industry

Upcoming Event: Second Jewelry Industry Summit

Over 150 attendees are expected to convene Jan. 29 + 30, 2017 for the Second Jewelry Industry Summit. Registration is live. Discounts are available with association codes (contact the trade organization you are a member of for details). Participate in the conversation designed to unite the jewelry industry around responsible sourcing. REGISTER NOW

Second Summit Goals:

  • Generate broad-based awareness of facts related to the jewelry industry supply chain and responsible sourcing, and explore what works and what does not.
  • Learn about and review progress on current industry-wide initiatives and developments related to sustainable business practices and responsible sourcing.  
  • Develop shared visions for key stages of the jewelry industry supply chain that support the broader industry vision for sustainable business and responsible sourcing.      
  • Design prototypes of tools and strategies that enable businesses in the supply chain to make progress through continuous improvement.

The Summit will be a highly interactive meeting with facilitated small and large group conversations.  Speeches and presentations will be limited.

The first Jewelry Industry Summit was held in March, 2016 at the Fashion Institute of New York with 150 people actively participating. 

Though a number of jewelry industry responsible sourcing programs exist, there's never been an industry-wide consensus on what constitutes a vision ALL stakeholders can support. Through organized participatory Summits and active year-round work by dedicated volunteers, this initiative strives to encourage and facilitate meaningful, solution driven activities that continue to advance sustainability and responsible sourcing in the jewelry industry. 

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