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CLICK THE BUTTERFLY MARK TO DISCOVER THE BRAND’S UNIQUE POSITIVE ACTIONS

IWC Schaffhausen has been awarded the Butterfly Mark for their measurable impact and company-wide commitments to sustainability.

Want to learn more? Click on the interactive Butterfly Mark on your left and scroll through each Positive Action to read a short description of the brands efforts and achievements as verified by Positive Luxury. You will also be able to find the interactive Butterfly Mark online on the brands website, retailer and partner sites.

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the highest quality sustainably & profitably

Through its commitment to responsible business practices, IWC Schaffhausen strives to create long-term value for both their business and society while preserving their heritage in quality, craftsmanship and innovation. IWC aims to lead the way in the luxury watch segment by producing timepieces of the highest quality sustainably and profitably.

In recognition of their efforts to implement responsible business practices, IWC Schaffhausen has received numerous awards including the Walpole Award for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility in 2012, best CSR in Switzerland by Capital Finance International in 2014, and the bronze award in sustainability in the 2017 International CSR Excellence Awards. In a 2018 report on environmental impact by WWF Switzerland, IWC was rated the best-performing of all 15 Swiss watch and jewellery brands assessed.

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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.

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