Sustainability

Philosophy

As an ambassador of France’s jewelry industry, the Maison Boucheron is committed to preserving and enhancing the know-how, skills and techniques of the industry. Recognised as an audacious and visionary Maison, Boucheron values innovation at all levels from raw materials to boutiques, in order to take responsibility for its impact on the environment.

Responsible Jewellery Council

Since 2006, Boucheron is a Member of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC).
The RJC is a standards-setting organisation that has been established to advance responsible ethical, human rights, social and environmental practices throughout the diamond, gold and platinum group metals jewellery supply chain.
The RJC has developed a benchmark standard for the jewellery supply chain and credible mechanisms for verifying responsible business practices through third party auditing.
As an RJC Certified Member since 2011, we commit to operating our business in accordance with the RJC Code of Practices. We commit to integrating ethical, human rights, social and environmental considerations into our day-to-day operations, business planning activities and decision making processes.
By agreeing to this international organization’s Code of Practices, our Maison has committed itself to the exemplarity and transparency of its ethical, environmental and social practices.

Boucheron Gold

The Kering Group (of which Boucheron has been part since 2000) has developed a Gold Code defining a common ethical gold supply framework for all its brands.The Gold Code also determines a
system for the responsible purchasing of gold, the Kering Ethical Gold Framework (KEGF).
The KEGF advocates a responsible gold buying process based on a system of traceability, with a cost that is acceptable to the brands.This ethical framework was designed according to the principles of the RJC-CoC (Responsible Jewellery Council - Chain of Custody), and includes a finance facility - the Kering Gold Fund - that gives direct support to the craft industry and small-scale mining operations.
Since 2014, Boucheron is ordering gold from Fairmined-certified mines.'Fairmined' gold comes from small or medium sized mines that respect working conditions, human rights and environmental standards.The 'Fairmined' label certifies fair gold and contributes to the social and economic development of the regions where it is mined. By 2020, Boucheron has the ambition to source 100% of gold through Kering Ethical Gold Framework.

Boucheron Diamonds

The diamonds purchased by Boucheron comply with the Kimberley Process.The Kimberley Process sets strict rules of trade between the signatory countries, and bans areas where the trafficking of diamonds helps finance guerrilla groups. To complete the regulatory framework, Kering has redacted the Diamond Code, sent to all the Group's suppliers in order to formalize its requirements concerning respect for human rights, labor rights and environmental standards, and to encourage the suppliers to obtain RJC certification throughout the chain.

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