Currently, water-smart practices and recycling techniques are in place at Swarovski-owned operations which have allowed production processes to recycle 70% of water globally, with the remaining percentage treated per local regulations at wastewater treatment plants before being returned to the environment. Additionally, proactive water management approaches, like a closed-loop water recycling process for grinding and polishing at manufacturing plants has helped to achieve important breakthroughs, such as being able to recycle 90% of the rare earths used in the polishing process.
Swarovski’s retail stores also face the same scrutiny in responsible efforts, applying the strictest environmental criteria in refurbishment and construction, ensuring that each store achieves the highest levels of efficiency in water management as well as promoting daily good practices.
To ensure fresh water is treated in a balanced way throughout the world, stakeholder initiatives have been put into place, most notably the Swarovski Waterschool which continues to deliver an inspiring educational program that enables young people globally to comprehend and practice sustainable water use, ensuring the safety of our future generations.
Deepening Swarovski’s sustainable roots in a society ensures that the company functions in a purposeful way. Sustainability reflects on the brand’s vision of a responsible company that not only has its employees’ well-being at heart but also that of the environment and humanity as a whole.