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Sustainability enters the marketing mix

Is sustainable development making inroads in the watch industry? A year-on-year comparison of subjects covered in the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry magazine clearly shows a profession increasingly committed to social and environmental questions.

Thursday, 19 May 2022
3 min read
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Swatch Group publishes its first Sustainability Report

Previously a small section of the annual report, Swatch Group now presents its sustainability strategy in a separate and detailed document. Here are some of the main takeaways.

Thursday, 12 May 2022
5 min read
Marie-Claire Daveu, Responsable du développement durable de Kering et Cyrille Vigneron, PDG de Cartier International (2)
The Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 is under way

Watches and Wonders saw the official creation of the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030. As well as announcing new members, the WJI, which was launched by Cartier and Kering, said it was breaking off its partnership with the Responsible Jewellery Council over ethical issues raised by Russian diamonds.

Tuesday, 03 May 2022
6 min read
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Oris: “Sustainable development is an attitude”

Carbon-neutral since 2021 with plans to cut emissions by 10% per year for the next three years, partnerships with environmental groups, awareness-raising among employees and involvement of local communities: Oris is active on the sustainability front.

Thursday, 28 April 2022
5 min read
The Wadden Sea
Sustainability in watch production

Mechanical watches are widely recognised as innovative, creative products that are designed to last for generations. Production offers opportunities for sustainable practices, backed by innovation and digital technologies.

Friday, 08 April 2022
6 min read
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What progress for sustainability?

While everyone agrees that luxury companies must demonstrate transparency and adopt sustainable sourcing practices, there is still a way to go. Those companies that are working for greater sustainability remain the exception rather than the rule, at a time when the industry urgently needs to pull together.

Wednesday, 06 April 2022
5 min read
Christoph Grainger-Herr, CEO IWC Schaffhausen
IWC aims for the most “responsibly made” watch in the market

In a conversation with Iris Van der Veken, Executive Director of the Responsible Jewellery Council, IWC’s Chief Executive Christoph Grainger-Herr shared his thoughts on sustainability.

Tuesday, 29 March 2022
7 min read
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Sustainability influences fine watch and jewellery purchases

McKinsey’s “The State of Fashion: Watches & Jewellery” report, published in June 2021, puts forward that consumers of fine watches and jewellery are increasingly likely to choose brands that demonstrate sustainable behaviour, pay attention to diversity and have a convincing online and offline presence.

Thursday, 24 March 2022
6 min read
Grand Seiko’s Studio Shizukuishi exists in harmony with the surrounding nature
Grand Seiko brings “The Nature of Time” to Watches and Wonders

One of the brands exhibiting at Watches and Wonders, Grand Seiko won industry recognition when it was awarded the Men’s Watch prize at the 2021 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. Innovation and tradition are ingrained into the manufacture, where time and respect for nature go hand-in-hand.

Thursday, 17 March 2022
5 min read
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