ADDING FURTHER MOMENTUM TO THE INDUSTRY’S COLLABORATIVE MOVEMENT FOR POSITIVE CHANGE
Founding members Cartier and Kering were on stage at the Watch Forum to mark the 1st anniversary of the Initiative 2030
One year 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. Thus, are joining today the initiative: luxury watchmakers A. Lange & Söhne, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger-Lecoultre, Panerai and Piaget, as well as Dimexon, Mattioli, Pandora and Rubel & Ménasché.
These new members are coming in addition to Cartier, Kering (Boucheron, Gucci Watches, Pomellato, Dodo, Qeelin), Chanel Horlogerie Joaillerie, Montblanc, Rosy Blue and Swarovski.
Commenting on the continued growth of the initiative, Iris Van der Veken, Executive Director and Secretary General of the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030, said: “It is inspiring to see the unanimous response from CEOs and key stakeholders to drive positive change and accelerate collective action. Welcoming this illustrious group of brands underscores the importance of collaborative initiatives in our industry. More than ever, ambitious Partnerships/collective actions are fundamental to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals as we progress towards 2030 and beyond.”
During a panel discussion today at the Watch Forum organised by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva, Iris Van der Veken, newly appointed as Executive Director and General Secretary of the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030, Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability and Institutional Affairs Officer at Kering, and Cyrille Vigneron, President and CEO of Cartier International, shared updates on the initiative’s objectives and impact, as well as clarified the governance of this resource platform.
Cartier, delegated by Richemont, and Kering launched the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 in October 2021 driven by a common conviction that the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aspirations for a sustainable industry can only be achieved through collaborative initiatives. The global initiative is open to all watch and jewellery players with a national or international footprint. It is committed to a common core of key sustainability goals in three areas: building climate resilience, preserving resources, and fostering inclusiveness.
Building on strong, existing initiatives and organisations in the industry, such as Science Based Targets (SBT), the initiative also includes newer focus areas such as science-based climate targets, biodiversity protection and materials and business model innovation, with the intent of encouraging and enabling industry transformation.
About the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030
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, the Watch and Jewellery Initiative 2030 has been launched by Cartier and Kering.
The Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030, Member of the Global Compact and signatory of the Women Empowerment Principles 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.
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