Press release – Six months since the creation of the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030, membership has risen with new members, representing brands from different market segments, marking a level of diversity that is key to ensure the industry creates a durable and positive impact for the panel and for people. Thus, are joining today the initiative: Chanel Horlogerie Joaillerie, Montblanc, Rosy Blue and Swarovski. These new members are coming in addition to Cartier and the brands of Kering, Gucci Watches, Boucheron, Pomellato, Dodo, Qeelin.
- During a discussion panel today at Watches & Wonders in Geneva, Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability and Institutional Affairs Officer at Kering, and Cyrille Vigneron, President and CEO of Cartier International, shared the first strides of the initiative’s impact and what the initiative should help achieve.
- Today [April 1st] also marked the official founding of the association hosting the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030, to be located in Geneva. On the occasion of the panel, MarieClaire Daveu and Cyrille Vigneron signed the founding documents on stage when the panel concluded.
Driven by a common conviction that the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aspirations for a sustainable industry can only be achieved through collaborative initiatives, Cartier, delegated by Richemont, and Kering, came together to broaden and strengthen their action, launching the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 in October 2021.
Building on strong, existing initiatives such as the Science Based Targets (SBT), the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 includes newer areas of focus such as science-based climate targets, biodiversity protection and materials and business model innovation, with the intent of encouraging and enabling industry transformation and innovation.
“Just six months on from launching the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 it is inspiring to see the response and enthusiasm for positive change,” said Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability and Institutional Affairs Officer at Kering, “The newest members are important additions to the initiative and I commend their commitment to join us in building a more sustainable sector. I have no doubt that our ambitious goals combined with our collective influence will help drive a sea-change in the sector and, at Kering, we are excited to deepen our collaboration to ensure that this will happen.”, she commented.
“We all firmly believe that the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aspirations for a sustainable industry can only be achieved through collaborative initiatives”, said Cyrille Vigneron, President and CEO of Cartier International, while discussing the progress of the initiative at Watches & Wonders in Geneva today. “We are thrilled to see new members joining the initiative to strengthen global efforts towards a more sustainable industry. More than ever, we remain committed to share our common vision of a future where all Maisons, their suppliers and business partners are empowered to deliver positive impact on the planet and its people. We are confident that additional brands will soon commit to join us.”
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