QNET, in an effort to create a fully sustainable product portfolio, is partnering with suppliers who are certified members of The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) to reduce the presence of unlawful mining practices and to improve supply chain accountability.
The $32.8 billion jewelry industry has faced criticism for the dangerous nature of mining precious gemstones
The RJC is a not-for-profit global leader, focused on setting standards for ethical sustainability in the jewelry and luxury watch industries, and uses periodic third-party auditing to assess vendors’ supply chains. QNET is now working closely with suppliers who operate according to the RJC’s Code of Practices to ensure operational integrity and responsible supply chain management.
“Working with suppliers who are responsible, fair, and ethical is important to QNET as it is an integral part of our business core values,” says Chief Executive Officer of QNET, Ms Malou Caluza. “We strive to deliver more than high quality products–we want our customers to be able to buy with confidence knowing that each piece is produced in fair working conditions using sustainable materials.”
Sustainability is an important value for the company, who banned single-use plastic in all of its offices and events worldwide in 2020.
“Our sustainability mission does not stop at our products, either,” says Caluza. “QNET is dedicated towards this cause as we want to make a positive impact in the lives of our people, the communities in which we operate, and the environment. Our goal is to ensure that all our brand merchandise is sourced ethically and packaged in sustainable materials by 2025. Most recently we launched the CIMIER QNETCity Collection of watches, produced in collaboration with Manchester City Football Club that comes in an environmentally friendly packaging made from recycled paper. The package also makes use of a scannable QR Code to access the electronic user manual in lieu of a traditional printed booklet.”