Production of all the precious materials used by IWC Schaffhausen must comply with local regulations. Additionally, we apply best-practice standards to ensure that our purchase and use of precious materials are as sustainable as possible.
IWC Schaffhausen is a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) underscoring our commitment to the responsible sourcing of precious metals and stones. The RJC is an international non-profit organization 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.