The London Diamond Bourse in Hatton Garden, is measuring the impact its business has on the environment and has enlisted the help of international carbon consultancy Carbon-Expert. It is also working alongside CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, to promote the Jewellery Industry Measurement Initiative which was launched by CIBJO at its congress in Moscow.
“Companies across all business sectors need to be responsible for building a sustainable supply chain and the diamond and jewellery sector is no different. Becoming carbon neutral meant we assessed our current emissions and are taking steps to reduce them through energy saving and business considerations. We can’t prevent all our emissions but those we do produce can be offset, and this protects the future of our industry,” said London Diamond Bourse Chief Operating Officer Victoria McKay.
“For most businesses the benefits of developing and maintaining a sustainability program out-weigh the costs both in time and money,” says Carbon-Expert environmental consultant Moya McKeown, adding, “and having a sustainability policy and dealing with greenhouse gas emissions has become an intrinsic part of business management.”