SWAROVSKI GENUINE GEMSTONES - SIX PILLAR PROGRAM FOR RESPONSIBLE SOURCING
January, 2020. Swarovski launches responsibly sourced and produced genuine ruby and topaz
Swarovski, responding to the increasing desire of the consumer to know and understand the origin and journey of the genuine gemstones they buy, has now moved forward to actively apply a six-pillar program of responsible sourcing for the acquisition of its genuine topaz and ruby. This "mine to market" approach respects the fact that gemstones are one of nature's treasures, and that 75% of the stones come from small scale mines. Swarovski is committed to establishing a fully transparent, responsible supply chain for every one of its genuine topaz and ruby and to support the communities at the source of these gems. The six pillars: traceability, due diligence, capacity building, community engagement, positive production, and collaboration represent a Swarovski philosophy concerning how gemstones are sourced. The program was devised after very careful consideration of issues like the way the company does business, the legal requirements, and, most importantly, how standards in the industry should protect both people and planet.
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Swarovski sparks delight and delivers a diverse portfolio of unmatched quality, craftsmanship, and creativity. Founded in 1895 in Austria, the company designs, manufactures and sells the world’s highest quality crystal, genuine gemstones, Swarovski Created Diamonds and zirconia, finished products such as jewelry and accessories, as well as interior design and lighting solutions. The Swarovski Crystal Business is run by the fifth generation of family members and has a global reach with approximately 3,000 stores in around 170 countries, more than 29,000 employees, and revenue of about 2.7 billion euros in 2018. Together with its sister companies Swarovski Optik (optical devices) and Tyrolit (abrasives), Swarovski Crystal Business forms the Swarovski Group. In 2018, the Group generated revenue of about 3.5 billion euros and employed more than 34,500 people. A responsible relationship with people and the planet has always been an integral part of Swarovski’s heritage, and is embedded today in the company’s well-established sustainability agenda. In addition, the global Swarovski Waterschool education program has reached 500,000 children on the world’s greatest rivers. The Swarovski Foundation was set up in 2013 to honor the philanthropic spirit of Daniel Swarovski, and works to support culture and creativity, promote human empowerment and conserve natural resources to achieve positive social impact.