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 specialized educator and a team leader.
Compensation for 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.
As for 2015, Piaget funds were allocated to a windfarm in China, a small hydroelectric plant in Uganda and rainforest conservation in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Wind farm in Hebei Province, China
A wind farm in northern China contributes to the continued development of renewable energy and mitigates climate change and the country's dependence on fossil fuels.
Bugoye small run-of-river hydro, Uganda
This project is located at the foot of the Rwenzori mountains in the District of Kasese in western Uganda. The project's main objective is to provide affordable electricity to Uganda without CO2 emissions.
Isangi Rainforest conservation, Democratic Republic of Congo
This project presents an economical way to reduce emissions of 10 millions m3 of CO2 while conserving biodiversity resources and improving the lives of people dependent on the forest.
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.