As a leader in the luxury industry, we recognize the opportunity we have to influence culture and set the standards for excellence—not only in fine jewelry and craftsmanship but also in what it means to be a responsible corporate citizen. We have implemented a vertical integration model that gives us a strong chain of custody, direct oversight of our manufacturing and a voice for improving global standards and conditions.
Whether it’s protecting pristine landscapes like Yellowstone National Park and Bristol Bay from the damaging effects of mining or voicing support for the protection of human rights in Angola and Zimbabwe, we advocate for important issues and encourage others to join us in creating meaningful change. We understand that the long-term resilience of our planet and its natural resources, the well-being of people and the success of our business go hand-in-hand, which is why it is key for us to have a positive impact where we operate.
We believe fine craftsmanship starts with responsibly sourcing the highest quality raw materials and continues through the creation of the final piece of jewelry. Unlike other jewelers, we source the majority of our rough diamonds and metals directly from mines we know and from recycled sources. We are devoted to better understanding the social, economic and environmental impacts of the mining and processing of precious materials so that we can create positive impacts along the supply chain, all the way from the mine to our customers.
At Tiffany & Co. we are committed to sourcing the highest quality diamonds with complete integrity. We value traceability and the importance of knowing the origin of our diamonds from the moment they’re culled from the earth. That’s why, to start with, our diamonds are only sourced from countries that are full participants in the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme. But we don’t just stop there. We go above and beyond the Kimberley Process—with our own chain of custody controls and by advocating for stronger global standards—to ensure that human rights and the environment are protected. We also strongly believe in investing in the local communities in which we operate through local hiring, robust job training and fair wage practices at our cutting and polishing facilities around the world.