Their Measurable impact and commitments
IWC Schaffhausen is a member of the Responsible Jewellery Council, and received RJC Code of Practices certification in 2014. All their diamond and gold suppliers are RJC-certified, and all suppliers must adhere to a Supplier Code of Conduct. An audit program and support to implement best practices strengthen the approach further. IWC uses recycled gold so far as possible, and sources from a refinery powered by renewable energy.
In 2018, IWC Schaffhausen opened a new Manufacturing Center close to its Schaffhausen headquarters, and offers electric Smart cars (charged using renewable energy) to employees for travel between the two locations. The Manufacturing Center consolidates movement part making, case making and movement assembly in one facility, optimising processes and combining skilled workmanship with sophisticated technology. Like IWC’s Headquarters, the Manufacturing Center is powered by renewable energy, and it also has rooftop solar panels, automatic lighting control coupled with LED lights, and a sensor-controlled sunshade system that prevents the building from being heated unnecessarily. Employees enjoy plenty of natural light, and ergonomically designed workstations. As at Headquarters, an on-site canteen offers seasonal, locally sourced meals, and free fresh fruit daily.
IWC Schaffhausen encourages employees to support the local community with volunteering opportunities with the Forest Stewardship Council, and globally with Be My Eyes. Organisations working for a positive impact worldwide are also supported, through partnerships with the Cousteau Society, the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, and the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation.