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The Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 is a global initiative open to all Watch and Jewellery players with a national or international footprint committed to a common core of key sustainability goals in three areas: building climate resilience, preserving resources, and fostering inclusiveness. Driven by a common conviction that the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aspirations for a sustainable industry can only be achieved through collaborative efforts, this initiative has been launched by Cartier and Kering.

Thank you for your consideration in becoming a member of the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030.

On this page you’ll find the application process and everything else you need to know before applying. If you have any questions, please get in touch with a member of our team. Note that we are currently in a multi-stakeholder consultation phase to finetune the process and procedures.

By applying to join the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 (WJI2030) you agree to abide by the WJI Code of Conduct and you commit to the three pillars in the areas of climate resilience, preserving resources and fostering inclusiveness.

Once we’ve processed your application, you’ll enter a ‘Candidacy period’ for maximum 30 days. During this time a formal due diligence process takes place.

Building Climate Resilience:

  • Take prioritized actions to reduce GHG emissions in line with the 1.5°C pathway by 2030 and to achieve Net Zero by 2050
  • Minimum commitment within first year: Sign and submit the Science Based Targets initiatives (SBTi) commitment letter

Preserving resources for nature and communities

  • Ensure our sourcing has a positive impact on nature, species and communities
  • Minimum commitment within first year: Set a Roadmap for Nature commensurate to the companies’ level of ambition and capabilities.

Fostering inclusiveness across our value chains

  • Work to ensure inclusive and responsible value chains
  • Develop human rights policies, processes, reporting and grievance mechanisms, in line with the UNGPs and OECD Guidelines. Become a WEPs signatory and prepare a workplan in accordance with the WEPs framework. Promote decent working conditions and respect for human rights at work within your own operations and supply chains via a publicly
    available statement of policy in line with the eight International Labour Organization (ILO) core conventions.

Membership Categories

Maison Members

Maison Members are legal entities manufacturing mainly watch and/or jewellery and selling them under their own trademarks, including their related and ultimate controlling group company (hereinafter the “Maisons Members”). Jewellery and or watches Maisons owned by such legal entity (“hereinafter the “Maisons”) can also apply for membership and become standalone members of the Association.

Partner Members

Partner Members are legal entities whose main scope is the supply of components of the watch and or jewellery sector and other value chain players thereto related (hereinafter the “Partner Members”).

Retailer & Distributor Members

Retailers & Distributor Members are legal entities whose main scope is to sell and distribute watch and/or jewellery products. 

Affiliate Members

Affiliate Members include, but are not limited to, non-profit, cultural or trade organizations, governmental bodies, financial institutions, academics, or other players involved either in the watch and/or jewellery or sustainability sectors (hereinafter the “Affiliate Members”). 

Service Industry Members

Service Industry Members are notably gemmological service providers, laboratories, logistics providers. 

PILLAR 1

Minimum commitment within first year: Sign and submit the Science Based Targets initiatives (SBTi) commitment letter

PILLAR 2

Minimum commitment within first year: Map impacts on biodiversity and water across sourcing of key raw materials, using a credible ‘science-based’ framework for measuring and prioritizing our impacts

PILLAR 3

Develop human rights policies, processes, reporting and grievance mechanisms, in line with the UNGPs and OECD Guidelines. Become a WEPs signatory and prepare a workplan in accordance with the WEPs framework.

Application process

  • Expression of Intent

  • Complete the application form

  • Due Diligence

  • Board Approval

  • Member Acceptance

    Invoice of Annual Fee

Membership Fees

Fees for WJI2030 membership are payable annually:

For Maison & Partner Members

For Retailer/Distributor and Service Industry Members

Annual Relevant Sales (ARS) is defined as the total sales derived from those parts of the applicant’s business and/or brand that are directly involved in the Watch and Jewellery sector at global level.

Affiliate members do not pay a fee. They do commit to promoting the WJI2030 to their stakeholders through credible communications and educational events, they actively participate in the work streams of the initiative.

Interested in becoming a member?

Reach out to a member of our team