Environmental Statement

  • We are moving towards the complete elimination of all single-use plastic (SUP) by early 2020, equating up to 1.5 tonnes of SUP per year
  • Most shipped products are now being packed in HOME compostable bags made from renewable and sustainably resourced cellulose film, itself derived from wood pulp originating from managed plantations
  • Our entire production line and product storage areas have already ceased all use of SUP by adopting HOME compostable plastic bags and other initiatives
  • The film used in these cellulose-based bags carries a number of certifications and approvals, including HOME COMPOSTABILITY and MARINE BIODEGRADATION
  • We have launched the Being Humanity® initiative to help the wider Jewellery industry in doing its part to reduce the humungous volumes of plastic waste accumulation by promoting the use of HOME compostable plastic bags and other eco-friendly products in their business operations.  We encourage all our customers and suppliers to consider moving away from SUP in their businesses
  • Products used for bulk packaging and shipment are now 99% recyclable with a 100% target by 2020
  • We have over 2,600sqm (or 40% of our total compound land area) being utilised as landscaped gardens and lawns including cultivated areas for flowers, shrubs, herbs and vegetables, and with around 20 large mature trees and a dozen or so maturing trees, plus two shaded gazebos for staff use
  • It’s estimated that our trees sequester approx. 3.5 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere each year, with plans for us to double this contribution over time
  • We have onsite composting facilities which process most of our bio-based waste from our office, kitchen/canteen and garden areas, as well as soiled pre- and post-production packaging, with the resultant humus being recycled back into our onsite gardens
  • All other onsite waste is separated and either sold for recycling or is commercially processed, with minimal general waste going to collection or disposal
  • We support the circular economy and its principal that products need to be designed from the outset to minimise waste. At the end of their life, our jewellery products can be recycled with the metal and stone content being largely recoverable for reuse or being refined.  For information and guidance contact reputable metal refiners or talk initially with you preferred jewellery reseller or directly with us