All precious materials used at IWC Schaffhausen are obliged to comply with local regulations. In addition, IWC Schaffhausen applies best practice to make its purchase and use of precious materials as sustainable as possible.
IWC Schaffhausen is a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) to underscore its commitment to the responsible sourcing of precious metals and stones. The RJC is an international non-profit organisation that brings together members of the global watch and jewellery industry. Accredited RJC members commit both to establishing strict guidelines for ethical, social and environmental practices in their value chains and to guaranteeing the protection of human rights. The main purpose of RJC certification is to ensure that companies do not procure or make use of conflict resources (diamonds, gold and other precious metals).
IWC requires suppliers to provide assurances that they comply with human rights and labour laws, and are environmentally sound. We continue to work closely with suppliers and refiners to make every possible improvement to the supply chain.