As the world's largest jewellery maker, we are determined to reduce our climate footprint and committed to be carbon neutral in our own operations by 2025. Discover our commitment to achieving sustainable practices.
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Towards carbon neutral
In early 2020, Pandora committed to be carbon neutral in its own operations by 2025. This includes our crafting facilities, offices, retail stores and warehouses.
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Towards recycled silver and gold
Pandora has committed to use only recycled silver and gold in its jewellery by 2025.
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In 2020, we sourced 100% renewable energy at our crafting facilities in Thailand.
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By joining the Science Based Targets initiative, we have set out to reduce carbon emissions across our full value chain in line with the Paris Agreement.
At Pandora, we are committed to moving further towards circularity in our materials and waste e.g. using silver and gold that can be infinitely recycled.
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A more responsible mindset
The environmental cost of cubic zirconia is just 0.001% of that of a mined diamond. Learn more about man-made stones - the stones we use the most in Pandora jewellery.
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Recycled metals have a lower impact
By sourcing recycled metals, we will cut carbon emissions by two-thirds for silver and by more than 99% in gold, according to life-cycle assessments.
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Sourcing recycled metals
In 2020, silver accounted for over half of all purchased product materials, measured by weight, while about 60% of our silver and gold came from recycled sources.
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Our four primary waste streams
Our high recycling rate is mainlz driven by the 100% recycling rate for our four primary waste streams: gypsum, glass, wax and rubber.
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A sustainable future
In aiming to reduce the wider environmental footprint, we work towards all of our materials being renewable, recycled or otherwise sustainable.
A reduced environmental footprint
Recycling rate of 90%
In addition to reducing carbon emissions, we continuously work to reduce our wider environmental footprint. Last year, more than 90% of waste at our crafting facilities was recycled.
Crafting for the future
Pandora’s crafting facilities in Thailand are among the most modern and energy efficient in the industry. Our crafting facilities in Thailand account for half of our global energy consumption, and in 2020 we switched to 100% renewable energy supplied by local solar projects. At the same time, we are committed to reducing or recycling waste materials and water at our crafting facilities.
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Reducing annual CO2
By switching to 100% renewable energy, Pandora will reduce its annual carbon footprint by more than 35,000 tons.
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Our water usuage and waste
In our commitment to continuously reduce our wider environmental footprint, we also focus on water usuage and waste at our crafting facilities.
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Water recycling improvements
As a result of various investments in water recycling at our crafting sites, we increased our water recycling rate from 14% in 2019 to 16% in 2020.
Pandora for UNICEF
Together we support young voices. Pandora and UNICEF have partnered to support the most vulnerable children, especially girls around the world, in leading healthier and safer lives and to fulfil their potential. The aim of the three-year partnership is to raise funds for UNICEF to empower children and young people by supporting UNICEF's programmes for education, gender equality, rights awareness, personal empowerment and civic engagement.
Our presence in Thailand
Our crafting facilities in Thailand provide safe and healthy working conditions for over 11,000 employees. We are focused on ensuring our employees have access to proper health services. This includes health promotion activities, wellbeing programmes, 24-hour nurse cover, access to library, on-site canteens and much more.
Impact through suppliers
We aim to work with suppliers that share our commitment to sustainability, and over the last few years Pandora has taken steps to better align our responsible sourcing programme with our sustainability ambitions. Our category-specific approach to responsible sourcing seeks to continuously improve our performance around three objectives: responsibility, traceability and transparency.