These waterways partly power the crystal manufacture in Austria through small scale hydro in a region where the rate of ice melt is changing, they enable the process of crafting jewellery pieces in southern Thailand where flooding is increasingly intense, and they support the production of other products in Pune, India where water scarcity is on the rise.
Every business including ours relies on manageable climate change. We therefore continue to join others across the private sector during Climate Week in supporting and accelerating the low carbon economy for the good of the company, the global economy and people experiencing increasing flooding and water scarcity.
A third of the energy used across our manufacturing is derived from renewables, and our carbon emissions and energy consumption have come down by 59% and 26% respectively since 2020.
But, we must do more. We and the jewellery and fashion industries must take every opportunity to decarbonise to ensure the future of fashion is climate-friendly.