Launched by Cartier and Kering at end 2021, the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 believes that sustainability must be a collective journey. Its founders set out the Initiative’s main principles at the Watch Forum, organised by Watches and Culture.
Watches and Culture hosted the first Watch Forum on September 13. Themes of transparency, honesty and responsibility emerged from this immensely successful day of debate on sustainability in the watch industry.
The Watch Forum 2022*, which takes place in Geneva on September 13, has sustainable development as its theme. Organised by Watches and Culture, it gives industry professionals a platform to discuss and debate responsible growth.
A first review of progress made towards the objectives of the Paris Agreement will be conducted in 2023. One of the most important of these goals is to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius. Prior to this, the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report makes for essential reading. The main takeaways are summarised below.
In Paris, Vacheron Constantin presented the most recent additions to its Métiers d’Art collection. They are the latest illustration of the collaboration, since 2019, between the Geneva-based Manufacture and the Musée du Louvre. This quartet of limited series looks to emblematic works by ancient civilisations and is a reminder of the extraordinary heights achieved in the artistic realm of watchmaking.
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.
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.
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.
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.