Six months after the launch of the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030, Chanel Horlogerie Joaillerie, Montblanc, Rosy Blue and Swarovski officially joined the initiative during a discussion panel held on 1st April at Watches & Wonders in Geneva. These new members are coming in addition to Cartier and the brands of Kering, Gucci Watches, Boucheron, Pomellato, Dodo, Qeelin.
Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability and Institutional Affairs Officer at Kering and Cyrille Vigneron, President and CEO of Cartier International signed the founding documents during the panel, marking the official founding of the association hosting the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 which will be located in Geneva.
The Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 launched by Cartier and Kering brings together watches and jewellery brands across the globe committing to a set of ambitious and common key sustainability objectives in three areas: building climate resilience, preserving resources, and fostering inclusiveness.
“Just six months on from launching the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 it is inspiring to see the response and enthusiasm for positive change,” said Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability and Institutional Affairs Officer at Kering,
“The newest members are important additions to the initiative, and I commend their commitment to join us in building a more sustainable sector. I have no doubt that our ambitious goals combined with our collective influence will help drive a sea-change in the sector and, at Kering, we are excited to deepen our collaboration to ensure that this will happen,” she added.
“We all firmly believe that the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aspirations for a sustainable industry can only be achieved through collaborative initiatives,” said Cyrille Vigneron, President and CEO of Cartier International.
“We are thrilled to see new members joining the initiative to strengthen global efforts towards a more sustainable industry. More than ever, we remain committed to share our common vision of a future where all Maisons, their suppliers and business partners are empowered to deliver a positive impact on the planet and its people. We are confident that additional brands will soon commit to join us,” continued Vigneron.