Tiffany Milestones: Our Legacy of Sustainability
The Tiffany & Co. Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary. The Foundation has been proud to support organizations that protect the natural world and empower communities, awarding over USD $85 million in grants since its inception. As the Foundation enters its third decade, it remains committed to supporting organizations dedicated to protecting the earth’s precious places for generations to come.
In an industry first, Tiffany & Co. launches the Diamond Craft Journey, becoming the first global luxury jeweler to disclose the country where its newly sourced, individually registered diamonds of .18 carats and larger are crafted. The journey outlines several steps, including cutting and polishing, grading and setting—a pioneering achievement in diamond traceability and transparency.
With the launch of its Diamond Source Initiative, Tiffany pledges to provide provenance information for every newly sourced, individually registered diamond it sets—a significant step for diamond transparency.
Tiffany further enhances its Supplier Code of Conduct and begins sharing it publicly.
Tiffany launches Employee Resource Groups across 12 chapters in four countries, including Multicultural, Women, LGBTQIA+ and Life Stages.
The Company launches Unconscious Bias Training globally for all Tiffany employees.
After a decade of collaboration, the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) releases the pioneering Standard for Responsible Mining. Tiffany is a founding member of IRMA’s Steering Committee and continues to encourage positive change in the industry.
The Tiffany Save the Wild collection is launched to help raise money and awareness for the protection of elephants, expanding the following year to include rhinos and lions. 100% of the profits benefit the Wildlife Conservation Network.
Tiffany signs the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles.
Tiffany & Co. joins other leading companies in pledging net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Tiffany’s first Chief Sustainability Officer is appointed.
Tiffany launches “Will You?,” a campaign that celebrates love in all its forms. The campaign highlights modern couples, including same-sex relationships.
The Company sets a second-generation greenhouse gas goal for 15% reduction from 2013 through 2020.
Tiffany joins the United Nations Global Compact, committing to align Company practices with universal sustainability principles.
In a jewelry industry first, Tiffany begins speaking out to vigorously oppose the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay, raising awareness about the need to protect this ecosystem.
The Tiffany & Co. Board of Directors establishes the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee.
The first solar projects at two of Tiffany’s New Jersey facilities are installed.
Tiffany is the first jeweler to embrace Earthworks’ No Dirty Gold campaign, which establishes aspirational social, human rights and environmental standards for the extraction of gold.
Tiffany stops selling coral jewelry, as coral and reef communities are under siege, and begins to raise consumer awareness of the issue by urging other jewelers to do the same.
Tiffany urges the U.S. Forest Service to deny a permit for the proposed Rock Creek Mine in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness in Montana.
Tiffany stops buying gemstones of Burmese origin in support of the U.S. Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act and to protect human rights.
Tiffany establishes Laurelton Diamonds Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary that manages its worldwide diamond supply chain.
Tiffany begins offering domestic partner benefits in the U.S.
The Tiffany & Co. Foundation is launched to focus the Company’s philanthropic efforts.
Tiffany leads efforts for U.S. participation in the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme.
Tiffany urges the U.S. Department of the Interior not to allow the construction of a gold mine that threatens Yellowstone National Park.
Our Sustainability Pillars
At Tiffany, our approach to sustainability underpins all areas of our business.