New York -- Tiffany & Co. today released its annual Corporate Responsibility Report, which affirms what the retailer says are efforts to positively improve the entire jewelry supply chain. This includes promoting responsible mining standards and increasing awareness about critical issues affecting the industry, such as the environmental concerns surrounding the development of the proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska.
Among other things, Tiffany said it strives to source diamonds, gemstones and precious metals from mines that conform to high standards of social and environmental responsibility, uses only Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified paper suppliers, received the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (Goal Achievement Award) for surpassing its goal to reduce U.S. Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 10% per square foot from 2006 to 2011, and consolidated its New York affiliate’s headquarters into a LEED-CI Platinum office space, reducing emissions by 23%.
“The report documents our long-held commitment to sustainability and influencing others in the jewelry industry to make environmental conservation a critical part of their operations,” said Tiffany & Co. chairman and CEO Michael J. Kowalski. “We are proud of our accomplishments and proud too of keeping our promise to our customers to redouble our efforts in protecting the natural world.”