“United by a shared belief that responsible business is good business, we are working together to create a globally sustainable future for our industry.” – RJC
For a long time, people’s impressions of luxury goods have been negative images such as profligacy and waste. But in recent years, as people around the world have begun to awaken their environmental awareness, the sustainability of various types of products, including luxury goods, has gradually attracted attention. The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), founded in 2005, whose goal is to establish responsible standards for the entire jewellery and watch supply chain, from the extraction of raw materials through their processing, to the retailing of the merchandise. In 2020, IWC Schaffhausen was one of the few big-name brands that were committed to complying with the RJC’s “Code of Practices” and got certified. In the following passage, let’s dig deep into what IWC has contributed towards sustainability and how has IWC been performing so far in ethical and ecological responsibility.