Tiffany’s Sustainability Milestones
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.
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 profits benefit the Wildlife Conservation Network.
Tiffany signs the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles.
Tiffany joins other leading companies in pledging net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
The Company’s first Chief Sustainability Officer is appointed.
The Company sets a second-generation greenhouse gas goal for 15% reduction from 2013 to 2020.
Tiffany joins the United Nations Global Compact, committing to align Company practices with universal sustainability principles.
In a jewelry industry first, Tiffany speaks 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.
As coral and reef communities are under siege, Tiffany stops selling coral jewelry and aims 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.
The Company stops buying gemstones of Burmese origin in support of the U.S. Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act and to protect human rights.
Laurelton Diamonds, a wholly owned subsidiary that manages Tiffany’s worldwide diamond supply chain, is established.
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.