CIBJO and Intertek Italia said that acknowledging this demand, they decided to create a pilot program that, if successful, would lead to the creation of CIBJO’s educational arm, the World Jewellery Confederation Education Foundation.
According to the firms, the goal of the academy will be to offer educational programmes that provide prospective CSR, sustainability and SDG compliance officers with the knowledge and skills necessary to do their jobs. Within this school, Intertek would certify people for the various levels of compliance officers, according to an internationally recognized accreditation process.
“There clearly is a gap in the industry’s skill set, and together with Intertek, CIBJO and WJCEF seek to fill it,” CIBJO’s president, Gaetano Cavalieri, said in the media brief. “There is already a range of a CSR, sustainability and SDG standards being applied in our industry, and not only is the number likely to increase but so are the demands that companies must comply with them in order to gain access to both suppliers and customers.”