Fiera di Vicenza Accredited to Plan and Implement Un-Endorsed CSR Programme

Mar 15, 2013, 06:30 ET from Fiera di Vicenza

NEW YORK, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Fiera di Vicenza thus becomes the only trade show organiser contributing directly to the UN-designed agenda instilling responsible social and environmental practices in the jewellery industry.

Fiera di Vicenza has been accredited through CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, to plan and implement a United Nations-endorsed Corporate Social Responsibility programme for the international jewellery industry.

The trade show organiser's involvement in the programme was confirmed this week at the UN headquarters in New York, where CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri and Fiera di Vicenza Executive Director Corrado Facco met with Nassir Abdulaziz Al Nasser, UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations and President of the 66th General Assembly of the United Nations; Muna Rihani Al-Nasser, Chair of the UN Women for Peace; Dr. Hanifa Mezoui, Senior Advisor, Humanitarian Affairs and Civil Society at the UN Alliance of Civilizations; well as with other senior UN and ECOSOC officials.

"When CIBJO became officially associated with the United Nations seven years ago, we committed to participating in the economic and social development of the countries in which we have a vested stake," said Dr. Cavalieri. "To do this, it is essential that we reach and educate industry members across the globe. Fiera di Vicenza has the infrastructure, experience, talent and determination to enable us to get the job done."

"We are honoured to be part of the process," said Mr. Facco."Jewellery may be considered as a luxury, non-essential product, but the world should know that the jewellery business and the revenues it generates are absolutely essential factors in the wellbeing of millions of ordinary people living in the developing world."

Fiera di Vicenza was an early supporter of CIBJO's UN-associated CSR programme. In September 2010, it participated in CSR workshops organised by CIBJO and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), in the UN Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China. In January 2011 it hosted a high-level CSR seminar organised at the VICENZAORO jewellery trade show, and in May 2012, it hosted a WJCEF seminar conducted by UNITAR at the World Jewellery Forum in Vicenza.

Mr. Facco also serves as President of CIBJO's International Trade Show Commission, which counts among its goals the promotion of CSR principles through jewellery industry trade shows worldwide.

SOURCE Fiera di Vicenza