The International Gemological Institute (IGI) is launching a new campaign focused on carbon neutrality for retail jewelry stores. “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 becoming carbon neutral and all participants will receive IGI’s playbook and roadmap to improving sustainability efforts.
“Businesses have a tremendous responsibility to be a part of the solution to address global emissions. According to the Paris Climate Accord, businesses can account for 60% of emissions cuts by 2030,” said IGI North America president Avi Levy. “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 believes achieving carbon neutrality is not only good for the environment, but also good for a retailer’s bottom line and good for the industry. Consumers increasingly desire to buy green, and some will only purchase products and services they can confirm are produced sustainably.
SCS Global Services (SCS), which has brought environmental solutions to Fortune 500 companies and is now active in the jewelry industry, will be part of the campaign.
For more information and to enter, visit www.igi.org/sustainability.