Thursday, August 3, 2017

World Wisdom: Swarovski

Hosted and calculated by Global Footprint Network: Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what earth can regenerate in that year. This year, Earth Overshoot Day falls on August 2, and Chamilia, a Swarovski Company, is issuing a statement in support of conservation and increasing awareness of these issues globally.

“Chamilia is a global brand that has always focused on working in renewable resources, including Swarovski stones, which are sustainably man-made and not mined from the earth,” said Chamilia Vice President, Global Merchandising and Marketing Catherine Ottaviano. “Thankfully, fine jewelry is not a disposable commodity. But as a Swarovski Company, we continue to grow in our ability to increase our awareness of sustainable practices and document our ability to implement these standards.” 

Chamilia is compliant with the Swarovski Responsible Sourcing Factory Program, which states:

“As a responsible company with global outreach, we have adopted policies to deliver increased reliability, quality and productivity throughout our supply chain. Our Responsible Sourcing Initiative focuses on human rights, labour and environmental standards in our supply chain management by monitoring of labour and environmental standards and strengthening of supplier relations.”
  • 43% of energy used to create Swarovski crystals comes from renewable sources, this could power 8,370 homes for a year.
  • 100% suppliers of end products are required to sign a Code of Conduct, committing themselves to responsible business practices.
  • 100% of all harmful substances are filtered out of waste water and 68% of the water the company uses is recycled each year
  • All Swarovski products are 100% lead free and meet the highest quality standards.

Chamilia is certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council; and a member of Swarovski Group, which is a United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) member, Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP) signatory, and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) rated for transparency.

There are more than 400 exclusive charms available from the Chamilia brand. The line is made from sterling silver or 14 karat gold and features genuine Swarovski Crystals, Swarovski Zirconia, or Murano glass. The brand follows strict Swarovski guidelines for quality and aesthetic standards.

About Chamilia
Based in Cranston, RI, Chamilia is an American company that was established in 2002. Since its purchase in 2013, it has been a member of the Swarovski Group, a world leader in quality and innovation. Each of the more than 400 exclusive charms available from the brand are made from .925 sterling silver or 14 karat gold and feature genuine Swarovski Crystals or Zirconia, or Italian Murano Glass. The brand follows strict Swarovski Group guidelines for quality and aesthetic excellence. For more information, please go to

About Swarovski 
Swarovski delivers a diverse product portfolio of unmatched quality, craftsmanship and creativity. Founded in 1895 in Austria, Swarovski Crystal Business designs, manufactures and markets crystals, natural and created gemstones, finished products such as jewelry, accessories and lighting. The company’s film division, Swarovski Entertainment, produces artistically accomplished feature films with global box-office appeal. The Swarovski Foundation was set up to honor the philanthropic spirit of the company by supporting creativity and culture, promoting wellbeing and conserving natural resources. Now run by the fifth generation of family members, Swarovski Crystal Business has a global reach, with over 2,350 stores in about 170 countries and more than 25,000 employees,

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