This submission reflects this organization's contribution to the climate effort, representative of their current actions and commitments as well as the ways in which they intend to step up and collaborate with others.

Swarovski's Climate Action Contribution

About Swarovski's Climate Efforts

Climate change, water crises, gender inequality, economic disparity, forced labor, and the overconsumption of natural resources require the private sector to step up. We accept we have a role to play in tackling many of these challenges and supporting delivery of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

To this end, we have updated our sustainability strategy and refreshed our priorities around where we believe we can have the greatest impact across our value chain by employing the unique strengths of our business and brand. We also continually strive to work collaboratively with others across the fashion, jewelry and design industries to improve commitments across our sector.

Since 2010, we have achieved a 26% reduction in total energy consumption across our manufacturing and production locations and Scope 1 carbon emissions decreased by 59% at our main crystal manufacturing site in Wattens, Austria. 1/3 of our energy comes from renewable sources at our manufacturing and production locations.”

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To protect the people and the natural environment touched by our supply chain
To inspire and enable our designers, collaborators and customers to be more sustainable
To work towards sustainable production and consumption

The main tenets of our strategy are summarized in our vision and goals, and through five priority themes that define the areas of particular focus where we believe that Swarovski can have the greatest impact across our supply chain. This framework runs alongside the ongoing improvement of social and environmental governance and systems across the business units, production sites and external supply chain, that is required to manage the broad range of sustainability risks, issues and opportunities across our business.


Water has always been central to the Swarovski story, with our 120 year history of crystal production partly generated by small-scale hydro-power from the beginning. We now see the most significant risks and opportunities around our production sites and in some key regions in our supply chain where there is pollution, scarcity and flooding. The aim now is to better understand the freshwater challenges and the potential context-based and collaborative interventions that we can make.

As a brand for which women are a significant part of our consumer base and workforce, we strive to champion women’s empowerment. Our aim is to empower women across our value chain from those who craft our products to those who wear them.

We aim for colleagues in our production sites and across our supply chain to enjoy good conditions, benefits and opportunities in their working life and we endeavor to have positive impacts in the wider local communities.

The breadth and depth of our industry design collaborations is one of the key reasons for our success as a global brand. We aim to become known for endorsing sustainable materials and products, and inspiring conscious collections by harnessing our networks and championing conscious design.

Swarovski has always been at the forefront of innovation, and we want to channel this pioneering spirit in pursuit of sustainable innovation. We will pursue innovative uses and applications for our crystals, seek to influence the materials used with our products, research innovative services that contribute to the circular economy and link up with smart devices.

Climate Action Commitments

Current Climate Actions Swarovski Is Taking:

Climate Action Plan

Areas For Collaboration

We are interested in collaborating on the following:

Efficient Buildings
  • Encouraging more aggressive state energy efficiency policies
  • Improving efficiency in existing buildings through real estate transactions

Local Collaboration
  • Collaborate on climate and clean energy action, and to advocate for stronger climate policy at the local level

Natural Lands
  • Encouraging states to adopt incentive programs for forest management, tree cover expansion, and soil health

Utility Sector
  • Aggregating demand for renewable energy with other actors
  • Encouraging more aggressive state renewable energy policies
Other collaborations
Water Stewardship

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