360° Solutions for an Industry Under the Spotlight
The jewellery industry is currently experiencing a period of transition, as stricter regulations and voluntary standards demand greater accountability from all businesses throughout the supply chain. Customers, right up to the consumer, want to know more about the life story of gemstones, diamonds and precious metals – where they come from and through whose hands they passed – before investing in jewellery.
To address such risks, jewellery brands are under pressure to build transparent and responsible supply chains. In the complex landscapes of gold, diamonds, and gemstones sourcing and trading, this is no easy task.
TDi Sustainability brings expertise along the entire jewellery spectrum, from mine sites to retailers, including traders, cutting and polishing companies, supporting with issues from supply chain, circularity and packaging to carbon footprint reduction. Together, we can make sure that your organisation and your supply chain stand up to scrutiny today and in the future.
Latest Sustainability Trends for the Jewellery Industry
Today’s jewellery sector faces increasingly stringent requirements to audit and report on responsible sourcing in supply chains, to ensure fair labour and to address environmental issues of waste, pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
Waste and Circularity
The industry is witnessing a push towards plastics reduction and a more circular economy, with consumer pressure to reduce packaging and increase the use of recycled or biodegradable materials in both packaging and product design.
Legislation and Regulations
Increased disclosure by firms around policies and commitments, usually highlighted through reporting and auditing processes. Continuous accountability from businesses highlights the importance of responsible sourcing in supply chains.
Due Diligence in Supply Chains
Inaccurate, misleading information and lack of sustainability data across the value chain lead to potential greenwashing, inadequate sustainability programmes, and unmitigated risks. Traceability solutions are essential to ensure transparency and accountability.
Jewellery brands are increasingly being called upon to understand and reduce the climate impact of their industry across the length of the value chain. Consumers are favouring brands who show transparency around carbon emissions and take active measures to reduce and offset them.
TDi’s Services Supporting the Jewellery Sectors Include:
Audits, Assessments and Due Diligence
Our access to a global network of compliance professionals means we can cover all industries at all tiers of the value chain, from mine to retail. Learn more…
Proof of Origin, Supply Chain Mapping and Strategy Frameworks
Supply chain sourcing frameworks support organisations as they implement or improve the effectiveness of their due diligence across the value chain. Learn more…
ESG Risk Management
Our ESG Risk Management service provides tools and guidance for tracking, assessing and mitigating identified risks. Learn more…
Responsible Sourcing Research
Your customers, regulators, partners, investors and staff rightly want to know the who, what, why, where and when of the materials in your supply chain. Meeting those expectations requires global data gathering and incisive analysis. Learn more…
Artisanal Mining Impact Strategies
Millions of people around the world rely on the jewellery industry for their family income. In particular, the jewellery industry is an important source of livelihood for mining communities around the world. It is estimated that at least 20% of gold and diamonds, and the majority of gemstones – as many as 80% of the world’s sapphires, for example – are recovered through artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) operations. While their contribution adds to the romantic story of a beautiful piece, it is an unfortunate reality that the extraction and trade of precious minerals, diamonds, and coloured gemstones is often linked to dangerous working conditions, risks of human rights abuses and conflict financing. Learn more…
Human Rights Strategies and Impact Assessments
Leveraging our human rights strategies and human rights impact assessments (HRIAs), companies can ensure compliance with sustainable business regulations. Learn more…
Communication Strategies and Technical Writing
All our futures depend on understanding how change is possible. The TDi communications team is here to help you get that message across with real impact. Learn more…
Partnerships for Change
Discover a few of our client and partner success stories in the jewellery and luxury sector.
Coloured Gemstones Working Group
Since 2015, TDi has managed the Coloured Gemstones Working Group (CGWG), a joint initiative by Chopard, Gemfields, Kering, LVMH, the Muzo Companies, Richemont, Swarovski, and Tiffany & Co. In collaboration with the members of the CGWG, we developed – and continue to improve – robust and practical learning and guidance resources and due diligence and capacity building tools, for the continuous improvement of businesses of all sizes and at all tiers in the gemstone supply chain.
Responsible Jewellery Council Certification
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) is one of the certification organisations covering the jewellery supply chain from mine to retail. Henig Diamonds, Goldlake IP, Makal Jewellery, Eurocantera Mine and Diamonds Direct are a few of the gemstone and jewellery businesses who have secured RJC certification as a result of our help in preparing them ahead of their RJC certification audit.
The Impact Facility
In collaboration with our sister organisation, The Impact Facility for Sustainable Mining Communities (TIF) , TDi Sustainability helps companies build a relationship of co-existence and collaboration with Artisanal Scale Mining (ASM), to minimise conflict, and create a positive legacy by turning mineral wealth into prosperity for local communities.
The Fashion Pact
The Fashion Pact is a global coalition of companies in the fashion and textile industry (ready-to-wear, sport, lifestyle and luxury) that have all committed to a common core of key environmental goals in three areas: climate, biodiversity and oceans. Launched by French President, Emmanuel Macron, The Fashion Pact was presented to Heads of State at the G7 Summit in Biarritz. Uniquely, The Fashion Pact is a CEO-led, action-oriented non-profit organisation funded by its members, and focuses on building upon and going beyond existing efforts.
Demand is increasing for sustainability strategies that are not only credible and impact-oriented, but also aspirational and meaningful for the creation of consumer engagement and trust. In response, TDi Sustainability has partnered with Spring Studios, a creative and content production agency that brings together leading experts in the world of advertising, events design, studio management and experiential marketing, specialising in the fashion, luxury and lifestyle sectors.
Together, we can unlock the business value of sustainability for your brand.
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