Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany & Co. launched in 1837 in New York. Corporate responsibility is fully integrated into every aspect of the company, which has led to the Board of Directors establishing a Corporate Social Responsibility Committee in 2009. The Committee identifies key environmental and social responsibility issues that may affect the business, brand image and reputation of the Company and provides oversight of corporate responsibility programs.
Tiffany & Co. plays a leading role in working closely with the mining industry, jewellery industry associations and concerned non-governmental organisations to encourage responsible mining practices. Tiffany & Co. publicly and actively opposes inappropriate mine development on environmentally and culturally sensitive lands and enforces respect for human rights, worker’s rights and labour standards. In the U.S., Tiffany & Co. supports the reform of the General Mining Law of 1872 and legislation to assist in cleaning up abandoned hard-rock mines. They also recognise that some public lands are simply not suitable for mining, and that their value for recreation and conservation is far greater than their value as a source of minerals.
In 2011 Tiffany & Co. joined the United Nations Global Compact to share their commitment to human rights and to operating in an environmentally responsible manner. Precious metals are either responsibly mined or come from a recycled source, rough diamonds are purchased only from countries that are a part of the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme, an international cooperative monitoring system created by governments, industry and civil society to eliminate the flow of “conflict diamonds”. Tiffany & Co. has refused to buy gemstones they can reasonably identify as being of Burmese origin, regardless of where the gems are cut or polished, as Burma is a nation cited for human rights violations.
Tiffany & Co. has also been working to ensure that their iconic Tiffany Blue Boxes and blue bags are produced with sustainable materials. At the end of 2011, 100% of suppliers producing Tiffany Blue bags and Tiffany Blue Boxes were Forest Stewardship Council certified.
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