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Swarovski Supports Trust Conference to Advance Women’s Rights and Fight Slavery

Submitted by: Swarovski

Categories: Sustainability, Human Rights

Posted: Nov 14, 2017 – 12:56 PM EST

 

LONDON, Nov. 14 /CSRwire/ - For the fourth consecutive year Swarovski is supporting Trust Conference (November 15 – 16), which brings together thought leaders and change makers to find real solutions to empower women, fight slavery and advance human rights worldwide.

Trust Conference is an annual event in London gathering over 700 delegates from around the world to discuss women’s rights, women’s empowerment, modern-day slavery and forced labor. Founded in 2012 as Trust Women, the event has changed its name to Trust Conference to reflect its wider focus on all human rights issues, while keeping women’s rights and anti-slavery at its core.

With Swarovski’s support, Trust Conference (organised by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Thomson Reuters) has created a dynamic platform for global corporations, lawyers, government representatives and pioneers for human rights to come together and shed light on these pressing issues. Over the two-day event, delegates will engage in thought-provoking discussions, share their expertise, propose innovative solutions and, most importantly, commit to taking ambitious actions to create real change.

Key speakers at this year’s conference include, Livia Firth, Creative Director of Eco-Age and Founder of the Green Carpet Challenge; John Morrison, Chief Executive of the Institute for Human Rights and Business; and Nazir Afzal, Former Chief Executive of the Police & Crime Commissioners for England & Wales.

Swarovski and Trust Conference share common values. As a company with a largely female customer base and workforce, Swarovski actively seeks to promote women’s empowerment — both among its employees and in the wider community. The company is committed to conducting business in a lawful and ethical manner and to protecting the right of all individuals to be free from slavery and any kind of forced labor in the workplace.

Swarovski recognizes that the private sector has a key role to play in building a sustainable future for all. The company’s support for Trust Conference forms part of its drive to align its sustainability efforts with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, particularly working towards gender equality.

For more information about Swarovski’s sustainability strategy, please visit www.swarovskigroup.com/S/aboutus/Sustainability.en.html

For more information about Trust Conference, please visit www.trustconference.com

NOTES TO EDITORS

  • Swarovski has a 120-year heritage of responsibility – we think in generations, not quarters. We aim to be a leader in sustainability, performing in greener and fairer ways to ensure we create a positive impact in society and thrive long into the future.

  • We align our efforts with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, commit to the United Nations Global Compact and the Women’s Empowerment Principles.

  • We are part of the UN Women UK National Committee Corporate Advisory Group, supporting UN Women in its mission for gender equality.

  • Across the business we promote a healthy work-life balance, equal access to career advancement and development opportunities, and the option of flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

  • We are creating a more diverse and inclusive leadership through mentoring and leadership programs.

  • We have used internationally recognized standards, including EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) certification to assess the internal landscape of gender equality in our Austrian headquarters.

  • On International Women’s Day 2017, Swarovski colleagues globally pledged their support to advance gender equality.

  • We work closely with the Swarovski Foundation to support on-the-ground efforts with charity partners that provide access to training, education and economic opportunities, which lead to empowered roles in society for women. 

Swarovski
Swarovski delivers a diverse portfolio of unmatched quality, craftsmanship, and creativity. Founded in 1895 in Austria, the company designs, manufactures and markets high-quality crystals, genuine gemstones and created stones as well as finished products such as jewelry, accessories and lighting. The Swarovski Crystal Business is run by the fifth generation of family members and has a global reach with approximately 2,800 stores in around 170 countries, more than 27,000 employees, and revenue of about 2.6 billion euros in 2016. Together with its sister companies Swarovski Optik (optical devices) and Tyrolit (abrasives), Swarovski Crystal Business forms the Swarovski Group. In 2016, the Group generated revenue of about 3.37 billion euros and employed more than 32,000 people. A responsible relationship with people and the planet is an integral part of Swarovski’s heritage. The global Swarovski Waterschool education program has reached 461,000 children on the world’s greatest rivers, and the Swarovski Foundation, set up in 2013, works to support culture and creativity, promote wellbeing, and conserve natural resources to achieve positive social impact. www.swarovskigroup.com

Thomson Reuters Foundation
The Thomson Reuters Foundation acts to promote the highest standards in journalism and spread the practice of legal pro bono worldwide. The organisation runs initiatives that inform, connect and empower people around the world: access to free legal assistance, editorial coverage of the world’s under-reported news, media development and training, and the Trust Conference.

For more information, please contact:

Rachele Dino Sustainability Communications Manager
Phone: 02072558408

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