Modern Slavery Statement
We work strongly to oppose the exploitation of workings and take all steps to ensure that no form of human trafficking or exploitation of children has taken place in our supply chain.
This section outlines how we ensure we conduct our business in a responsible manner.
As a Group we take seriously our impact on the world around us, including our supply chain. Our supplier manual contains twelve principles and all suppliers are requested to confirm their compliance with the following:
- Employment is freely chosen
- Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining are respected
- Working conditions are safe and hygienic
- Child labour shall not be used
- Living wages are paid
- Working hours are not excessive
- No discrimination is practiced
- Regular employment is provided
- No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed
- Responsible environmental practices
- Zero-tolerance of conflict products
- Compliance with Watches of Switzerland Group code of conduct
Responsible jewellery council membership
We have been an active member of the Responsible Jewellery Council since 2011 and are working towards accreditation for our US businesses.
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) provides a clear set of standards (the RJC ‘Code of Practices’) which form a framework for companies to address sustainability best practices and align with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Compliance with the Code of Practices is verified through a third party, independent, certification process.
The Code of Practices is made up of 40 provisions that specifically designed for companies to fulfil six broad objectives:
- Legal and regulatory compliance
- Responsible supply chains, human rights and due diligence
- Labour rights and working conditions
- Health, safety and environment
- Gold, silver, PGM, diamond and coloured gemstone products
- Responsible mining