We are constantly looking at further increasing the overall sustainability performance of our collections and relentlessly work on our key materials and sourcing partners.
In 2016 Chopard has marked a further milestone in its Journey to sustainable luxury by announcing an industry pioneering initiative. To celebrate the beginning of this new phase of The Journey, Chopard developed a unique partnership with Gemfields, the world’s largest producer of coloured gemstones, to unveil a capsule collection of Green Carpet High Jewellery masterpieces featuring responsibly sourced emeralds. Eco-Age, experts in mining practices and Chopard’s partner in developing The Journey to Sustainable Luxury, validated the mining site and parent organisation against the GCC Principles of Sustainable Excellence.
By working together with trusted suppliers, Chopard sets an example of best practice in the mining of coloured gemstones, demonstrates leadership in the forging of industry alliances and continues to support local communities in the most remote regions where these extremely rare raw materials are mined.
One of the goals of The Journey is to create sustainable supply chains, including the sourcing of gold, emeralds, opals and more. As part of The Journey, we continually review our supply chains to ensure the procurement of responsibly-sourced stones. It was for this reason that. in light of the escalating Rohingya crisis in Burma, Chopard took the decision to cease sourcing Burmese gemstones with immediate effect.