SWAROVSKI SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2019
Shining a Light on our Refreshed Sustainability Strategy
Swarovski is pleased to present its fifth sustainability report, outlining innovations across our supply chain and highlighting our ongoing collaborations and partnerships to change the fashion, jewelry and design industries for the better. Company founder Daniel Swarovski was a visionary and a pioneer. Establishing Swarovski in 1895, Daniel revolutionized crystal production, and instilled in his business a longstanding culture of social responsibility and a commitment to sustainability. To this day, the company upholds Daniel’s original principles, which guide Swarovski’s continuing journey towards greater transparency and positive change.
The 2019 sustainability report highlights the activities in which our business has engaged that align with five strategic pillars: Women’s Empowerment, Fair Partnerships, Water Stewardship, Conscious Design and Sustainable Innovation. In the report, our commitment to understanding and responding to sustainability issues across our value chain is reaffirmed. We source materials, design products and engage consumers with the work we do in accordance with these five pillars.
In addition, the report presents case studies, collaborations with NGOs, industry certifications, innovations and progress in reducing our environmental impact, to our major sustainability achievements throughout 2017 and 2018.
These successes include:
• 35% of Swarovski’s energy comes from renewable sources at its manufacturing and production locations
• 76% of the company’s total water demand in 2018 was met with recycled water across its manufacturing and production locations
• Our Positive Production Program has been rolled out for 15,000 employees in seven manufacturing and production locations globally
Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board, commented: "We are pleased to unveil our 2019 Sustainability Report, which reflects Swarovski's longstanding commitments to people and planet - values first established by our founder Daniel Swarovski almost 125 years ago. This year's report details our company's ongoing efforts across Water Stewardship, Women's Empowerment, Fair Partnerships, Conscious Design, and Sustainable Innovation, and reaffirms our global strategies to shape a positive future for all.”