Trust is key in the jewellery and watch world. It is the pledge which binds Cartier and its customers together in every field, i.e. the quality and provenance of stones, the beauty and originality of the creation, the excellence of workmanship, the level of technical performance, attentive service and, in a world which is increasingly concerned about its future, the management of our social and environmental responsibility.
Cartier's corporate responsibility policy provides the foundation for the company's ethical, social and environmental commitments. It dictates the way in which it is committed to working, in a spirit of continual progress shared by all employees and suppliers across all of its product lines, from the beginning to the end of the value chain.
SUPPLIER AUDIT PROGRAMME
We require our business partners to adhere to the high standards we set ourselves as a condition of doing business with us
The practical implementation of this policy in our supply chain is monitored through a comprehensive audit programme launched in 2007.
Corporate responsibility audits are conducted by an independent, international firm. These audits cover a wide range of criteria to assess the suppliers’ ethical, social, and environmental performance. The programme applies to suppliers from all product lines and areas of the business, ranging from raw materials to manufacturing as well as packaging and boutique furnishings. It has been developed in the spirit of partnership with suppliers and encourages a process of continuous improvement through the sharing of best practices. In that spirit, and as part of an uncompromising demand for excellence, Cartier ensured that its own manufacturing sites were audited using the same methodology, before rolling this out to external suppliers (tier 1 and tier 2).
“CALIFORNIA TRANSPARENCY IN SUPPLY CHAINS ACT OF 2010"
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) effective as of 1 January 2012 in the State of California was designed to increase the amount of information made available by manufacturers and retailers regarding their efforts to address the issue of slavery and human trafficking, thereby allowing consumers to make better, more informed choices regarding the products they buy and the companies they choose to support.
Each of our suppliers is required to adhere to Cartier's Corporate Responsibility Policy which states that:
- We believe in and will respect fundamental human rights and the dignity of the individual, according to the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.
- We will not tolerate the use of child labour.
- We will not use any forced, bonded, indentured or prison labour, nor restrict the freedom of movement of employees and dependants.
Cartier's suppliers are subject to audits by an independent third party that conducts a complete assessment of social and regulatory compliance issues, including forced labour.