Tiffany Milestones: A Legacy of Sustainability
Tiffany urges the U.S. Department of the Interior not to allow the construction of a gold mine that threatens Yellowstone National Park.
Tiffany leads efforts for U.S. participation in the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme.
The Tiffany & Co. Foundation is launched to focus the Company’s philanthropic efforts.
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.
Tiffany stops buying gemstones from Myanmar (Burma) in support of the U.S. Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act and to protect human rights.
Tiffany stops selling coral jewelry, as coral and reef communities are under siege, and begins to raise client awareness of the issue by encouraging 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 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.
The first solar projects at two of Tiffany’s New Jersey facilities are installed.
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.
Tiffany joins the United Nations Global Compact, committing to align Company practices with universal sustainability principles.
The Company sets a second-generation greenhouse gas goal for 15% reduction from 2013 through 2020.
Tiffany & Co. joins other leading companies in pledging net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
After serving as the principal architect for Tiffany’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) efforts since 2003, Tiffany’s first Chief Sustainability Officer, Anisa Kamadoli Costa, 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 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.
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.
With the launch of its Diamond Source Initiative, Tiffany pledges to provide provenance information—countries or region of origin—for every newly sourced, individually registered diamond it sets: a significant step for diamond transparency.
As a part of modernizing Tiffany’s Social & Environmental Accountability Program, Tiffany further enhances its Supplier Code of Conduct and begins sharing it publicly with translations available in 16 languages. The following year, Tiffany launches its Supplier Code Guidance, publicly providing further details on its expectation of its suppliers.
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.
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 spanning its first two decades. 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 share with its clients the countries where its newly sourced, individually registered diamonds are crafted. The journey outlines several steps, including cutting and polishing, grading and setting—a pioneering achievement in diamond traceability and transparency.
Building on our Company’s 25-year legacy as a leader in sustainable luxury, Tiffany & Co. launches its 2025 Sustainability Goals, a bold roadmap to guide the Company—and inspire the wider industry—to drive positive change across the three pillars of Product, People and Planet. Our goals are also aligned with the United Nations Global Goals Framework in an effort to address the most significant societal challenges identified by the international community.