Swarovski is pleased to present its fourth sustainability report, outlining a new vision to ensure the company plays a deeper role in creating a sustainable future.
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Posted: Jun 01, 2017 – 10:53 AM EST
LONDON, Jun. 01 /CSRwire/ - Swarovski is pleased to present its fourth sustainability report, outlining a new vision to ensure the company plays a deeper role in creating a sustainable future.
Swarovski has always been guided by its founder Daniel Swarovski’s commitment to working in a way that respects the wellbeing of people and the planet. In its fourth sustainability report, published on June 1, the company outlines its refreshed strategy, which stays true to Daniel’s founding vision while also adapting to the global challenges of today.
Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board, commented: “We are delighted to publish our fourth sustainability report, presenting our future vision, ensuring our increased role of responsibility and impact in society and in business”.
In the report, Swarovski reaffirms its commitment to driving positive change, through improving the environment and the lives of people touched by its supply chain, inspiring and enabling others to be more sustainable and working towards sustainable production and consumption.
The report also details the company’s new strategic direction, defined by five priority themes in the areas in which Swarovski believes it can have the greatest positive impact by employing the unique strengths of the business and the brand: Water Stewardship, Women’s Empowerment, Fair Partnerships, Conscious Design, Sustainable Innovation. Through these priority themes Swarovski seeks to align its efforts with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
In addition, the report highlights the company’s major sustainability activities and achievements during 2015 and 2016, including industry certifications, successful campaigns and collaborations and progress in reducing the company’s environmental impact.
70% of our total water demand is met with recycled water across our manufacturing and production locations
26% reduction in total energy consumption since 2010 across our manufacturing and production locations
33% of our energy comes from renewable sources at our manufacturing and production locations
The Swarovski Sustainability Report is available to download here: www.swarovskigroup.com/SustainabilityReport2017
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.
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