Beyond operations, Swarovski aims to take the lead in tackling challenges in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. It is clear that individuals or companies acting alone cannot solve the problems of climate change, gender inequality and forced labor, and the scale of these challenges means that everyone must work together. Swarovski is committed to collaboration through global initiatives such as the United Nations Global Compact, Women’s Empowerment Principles and the recently signed World Economic Forum’s Compact for Responsive and Responsible Leadership.
Collaborating with its peers to promote industry-wide change, Swarovski participates in industry-led initiatives such as the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC). The RJC functions as an international landmark standard for the jewelry supply chain and Swarovski Professional has been a Certified Member since 2017. This confirms that the company is compliant with the industry’s highest standards of sustainability, including in the areas of business ethics, human rights, social and environmental performance.
Our people play a vital role in the ongoing success of the company, and we recognize that diversity brings real commercial value to Swarovski’s business, as well as having a positive impact on society. We seek to build a diverse workforce and leverage an inclusive work environment. Conscious that women make up 78% of its workforce, Swarovski has also partnered with Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) to explore the challenges faced by women working in the jewelry industry. The goal is to stimulate industry-wide action.
Swarovski aims to be recognized for supplying premium-quality, sustainable crystals to top-flight sustainable brands. We collaborate with the best emerging and established designers to produce and promote responsible collections, and to embrace the future of jewelry and fashion as both fair and green. The ambition is to raise the profile of sustainable materials and products—in other words, to make conscious luxury desirable luxury.