IWC has set itself the target of eliminating with the use of plastic wherever possible in order to protect the environment. For years, we have sought innovative ways to avoid plastic waste and find suitable alternative materials. Plastic containers used for storing parts have been replaced with receptacles made of other materials; and plastic in packaging film has been drastically reduced. Any plastic we can’t avoid is later recycled into synthetic oil.
Support from our employees is required in order to achieve this objective; so, at the beginning of 2015, we launched a wide-ranging campaign to raise staff awareness and reduce the use of non-recyclable containers. To get the initiative under way, each employee was presented with a beverage set consisting of a glass drinks bottle and a china cup, both of which are 100% recyclable.