Moving beyond CSR to sustainability means building on our current initiatives to address wider social and environmental issues relevant to our industry. It also means working closely with all our stakeholders to engage them on these issues, as well as communicating our efforts to our consumers. We seek to align ourselves to external benchmarks and commitments to help us strive to be responsible in all areas of our operations. These commitments help us stay abreast of best practice and also provides external validation of our sustainability efforts.
To find out more about how we apply these commitments to our business, please read the latest edition of our Sustainability Report.
United nations global compact
We support the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), which means operating in ways that, at a minimum, meet fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. Through our approach to sustainability and our commitment to being a responsible business, we align ourselves to the Ten Principles and we evidence our continued support of the UNGC through an annual Communication on Progress along with our Sustainability Report and other corporate communications.
Women's Empowerment principles
Swarovski’s Executive Board has pledged support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), which are a result of a collaboration between the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact.
The WEPs offer seven steps to guide business on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. Subtitled Equality Means Business, the Principles emphasize the business case for corporate action to promote gender equality and women's empowerment.
transparency in our supply chain
We have adopted a Supplier Code of Conduct aligned with the ten principles in the United Nations Global Compact that covers human rights, labor standards and environmental protection. The Code outlines expectations for its suppliers, contractors, and other subcontractors to be followed in order to conduct business with Swarovski. More specifically we have a specific statement covering modern slavery and human trafficking aligned with the United Kingdom Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the California Transparency in Supply Chain Act 2010.
Compact for responsive and responsible leadership
The Compact is sponsored by the International Business Council of the WEF and commits signatory businesses to aligning their goals to serve the long term goals of society and promotes meaningful engagement between the board and other stakeholders to build mutual trust and effective stewardship, and promotes the highest possible standards of corporate conduct.