Piaget reduces its environmental impact
Our search for excellence through expertise of luxury goods goes hand in hand with respect for the highest ethical and environmental requirements. Piaget is involved in projects to reduce its ecological footprint, taking concrete measures to reduce its CO2 emissions. These measures are being taken throughout our company buildings, concerning business trips, in the paper goods we use, and in the use of only environmentally-friendly products (gift boxes, shopping bags, User Guides, gift wrap, etc.).
Recycling obsolete communications material
Piaget recycles since 2011 its obsolete communications equipment. In March 2016, among the 5.14t, 84% were reused and recycled. The rest was incinerated and the heat used. The weight of this obsolete material decreased by 49% (10t in 2015) thanks to a close monitoring of internal orders.
All products have been unpacked, sorted and weighted for 3 days by 2 employees in rehabilitation supervised by a specialised educator and a team leader.
Compensation of CO2 Emissions
Piaget has been monitoring several environmental indicators for many years which enable the calculation of its CO2 footprint worldwide, and compensates it by funding environmental projects in developing countries aiming to protect the environment and help reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDG): energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, improved furnaces and drinking water procurement.
Piaget’s approach is to offset its CO2 impact worldwide by funding environmental projects. In 2016, the following projects benefited from our carbon reduction credits.
ASORPAR REFORESTATION PROJECT, COLUMBIA
This reforestation project helps to rebuild critical biodiversity hotspot by planting over 20 different native tree species to re-establish the ecosystem damaged through illegal gold mining.
HEBEI YINGXIN GLASS, CHINA
This project supports sustainable development within the glass industry in China. By converting waste heat into clean renewable energy, the project supports the transition to a low carbon future. In addition to its strong environmental benefits, the project is supporting the community through the creation of 24 permanent green jobs, scholarships to local children and support for local schools.
ISANGI FORESTRY PROJECT, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
For the 2nd time, Piaget is funding this comprehensive forestry project which supports local community development and ecosystems in the northeast central RDC. The forest is home to critically endangered animals and includes over 700 species of native trees.
Water and Solar Panels
An array of solar panels has been installed on the roof of our factory in Plan-les-Ouates / Geneva. Our goal is to use green energy to heat the water used in the restrooms on the Geneva site. The energy accumulated by the solar panels heats water to 60° Celsius. An effort to reduce water consumption was put in place at the Piaget headquarters.
Piaget Manufactures purchase green electricity from renewable hydroelectricity sources.
Piaget uses only FSC-certified paper for printed documents.