INDUSTRY NEWS – CIBJO & UFBJOP announce strategic collaboration with the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 at VicenzaOro

The Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030, has announced that CIBJO (World Jewellery Confederation) and UFBJOP (Union Française de la Bijouterie, Joaillerie, Orfèvrerie, des Pierres et des Perles) have joined as affiliate members.
Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030
Joining hands after the announcement about CIBJO and UJBJOP joining the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 (from left): Iris Van der Veken, Executive Director of the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030; Bernadette Pinet Cuoq, Executive President UFBJOP; Cyrille Vigneron, President and CEO of Cartier, and Co-Chair of the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030; and Gaetano Cavalieri, President of CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation.
CIBJO the World Jewellery Confederation, and UFBJOP (Union Française de la Bijouterie, Joaillerie, Orfèvrerie, des Pierres et des Perles) have said that they have become affiliate members and entered into a strategic collaboration with the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 on supporting the mission and vision of the WJI 2030 to their members and are committed to actively participating in the governance structure that is in process of consultation.
With industry associations playing an increasingly critical role to accelerate the sustainability agenda for their members, this collaboration will support their members in the sustainability journey to accelerate meaningful positive impact.
Bernadette Pinet Cuoq, Executive President UFBJOP
 “As the only professional organisation representing the jewellery industry in France, we are are proud to join the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 reinforcing our long-term commitment to taking responsible business action with all our members to create the world we all want, this is a shared responsibility and we need change agents to advance the 2030 agendas.”
Dr. Gaetano Cavalieri, President of CIBJO
“As the world’s gem and jewellery industry’s representative in the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) a member of the Global Compact, since 2006, we are strongly committed to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. This collaboration will allow us learn and share to drive far more impact for our members in the 3 pillars of building climate resilience, preserving resources, and fostering inclusiveness.”
Cyrille Vigneron/Marie Claire Daveu, Co-Chairs Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030
“We are excited about this collaboration. Partnerships across the industry stakeholder ecosystem are essential or establishing a strong foundation to shape the initiative. We look forward to the important contribution of CIBJO and UFBJOP.”
Iris Van der Veken, Executive Director
“The time is now. We have a huge opportunity as an industry to step up and accelerate progress towards the 2030 agenda. Transformational partnerships are key to succeed. We are currently in a consultation phase to shape the governance structure and we look forward to building a strong foundation to make this multi-stakeholder action platform successful.”
The Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 is participating in a leadership panel at VicenzaOro and will lead the sustainability forum content in January 2023 in collaboration with CIBJO.