56. IJS Istanbul Jewelry Show | 02 - 05 October 2024
57. IJS Istanbul Jewelry Show | 16 - 19 April 2025
Venue | Istanbul Expo Center

Sustainability at IJS Istanbul Jewelry Show

We are committed to IJS Istanbul Jewelry Show having a positive impact on people and planet. We want to play a key role in helping jewelry sector improve its own sustainability by connecting people with the networks and knowledge they need to help solve the big challenges of the future. We know sustainability is increasingly important to our visitors and exhibitors, as well as to our market as a whole.


As Part Of Our Commitment, We Are Focusing On:

Running Istanbul Jewelry Show gives us lots of opportunities to improve our impacts socially, environmentally and economically in our host city. We want to make our event more responsible and play a role in helping our markets improve its own sustainability through connecting people with the networks and knowledge they want to help solve the big challenges in our sector.

To Achieve This, We Are Committing To:

Helping our market through inspiring sustainable development

We focus on:
  • Using our content to support the sustainability of the market the event serves
  • Inspiring our suppliers, exhibitors and other stakeholders to deliver a sustainable event
  • Developing market relevant partnerships
Our efforts include:
  • Supporting the Responsible Jewellery Council, we contribute by informing the jewelry industry about sustainability and providing a flow of information on how to create a sustainable business model
  • Organizing panel sessions dedicated to sustainability to raise awareness during Istanbul Jewelry Show

Running the event in an increasingly environmentally responsible manner

We focus on:
  • Reducing our event’s carbon emissions
  • Creating less waste
  • Considering sustainability credentials of the items sourced for the event
Our efforts include:
  • Reducing the amount of printed material used in marketing
  • Using lighting products that are LED equipment
  • Allocating a badge recycling box at the exit and promoting our visitors and exhibitors to throw their badges there to be recycled
  •  Using venue carpet made from recycled materials
  • Conducting our visitor surveys online and via tablets to reduce paper usage
  • Offering special discounts for our visitors and exhibitors flying to Istanbul to promote choosing direct flight, by choosing Turkish Airlines, which flies all over the world as the Official Airline, to reduce CO2 emission
  • Providing free shuttle services to encourge public transportation
  •  Promoting our exhibitors to move away from disposable stands and raising awareness about Better Stands that is an Informa wide programme aiming to ensure that all core elements of exhibitor stands are reusable

Running the event in a socially responsible manner

We focus on:
  • Doing business safely and ethically
  • Considering wellbeing and accessibility
  • Creating a positive impact on our host city
  • Measuring our impacts
Our efforts include:
  • Hosting students from academic institutions providing education in the jewelery industry, allowing them to get to know the jewelery industry and the companies in the industry and to be informed about internship and job opportunities
  • Creating ''a ReCharge Yourself area'' for our exhibitors and visitors to rest and take a break during the Istanbul Jewelry Show
  • Hiring a staff who knows sign language in the registration area so that disabled citizens can communicate
  • Supporting NGO’s and academic institutions by giving them space & booth free of charge
  • Allocating temp staff with 4 different languages, so visitors can be supported during the onsite online registration

Our Efforts Recognised: Istanbul Jewelry Show is Powered by Renewable Electricity


As a part of our continued commitment to the sustainability of our event, 100% of the electricity used within the venue is generated from a renewable origin. This results in our electricity use being carbon neutral, minimising the creation of CO2, and therefore significantly reducing our carbon impact.

Continuous Improvement: Implementing Better Stands


Istanbul Jewelry Show is committed to running sustainable, socially responsible event that has a limited impact on the environment. Based on that commitment, Istanbul Jewelry Show promotes its exhibitors to move away from disposable stands. Better Stands is an Informa wide programme aiming to ensure that all core elements of exhibitor stands are reusable.

Our Purposeful Partnership with Responsible Jewellery Council

We are proud to partner with Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) that is the world’s leading sustainability standard setting organisation for the jewellery and watch industry. RJC is the global membership and standards body for responsible jewellery throughout the entire supply chain – from mine to retail. Their ‘Code of Practice’ references key development frameworks, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ILO Principles and UN Global Compact and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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