Roger Dubuis & Corporate Social Responsibility

Roger Dubuis & Corporate Social Responsibility

It is our Manufacture’s duty to provide our clients with incredible creations that are not only exclusive and magnificent but also responsibly made in terms of ethical, social and environmental aspects.

Committed to environmental and social responsability

Roger Dubuis has a long-standing commitment of doing business responsibly. It is this Manufacture’s duty to provide our clients with incredible creations that are not only exclusive and magnificent but also responsibly made in terms of ethical, social and environmental aspects. We take responsibility for our corporate actions and integrate this into our way of working in order to merit the enduring trust of our clients and also to reach a higher level of competitiveness. By providing our employees with good working conditions, caring for our partners and the communities in which we live in as well as treating our planet’s resources with respect, we will enjoy long-term success as a company.

Jean-Marc Pontroué,
CEO of Roger Dubuis

"Being responsible and socially sensitive requires attention and an adequate commitment from each and every member of Roger Dubuis. Taking care of the communities around which we operate as well as acting with an acute sense of responsibility towards our environment, are as many important milestones for our company."

Certified member of the Responsible Jewelry Council

The Responsible Jewellery Council is a non-profit standards setting and certification organisation founded in 2005 with the aim to promote ethical, social and responsible parctices, in a Human Right respect on the whole gold and diamond supply chain, from mines to retail. Roger Dubuis is one of the 450 RJC organization members and received its certification in 2014.

Roger Dubuis and the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

The Kimberley Process is an international certification scheme for rough diamonds that aims to avoid the use of "blood diamonds / conflict" by rebel movements to finance their military activities. PK System certification is legally binding, due to its integration into the national legislation in some 80 countries producers, processors and traders, rough diamonds can not be traded between these countries without a Kimberley certificate issued by a government confirming that the diamonds are conflict free. Roger Dubuis gets its supplies only from partners who also respect the system to ensure the legitimacy of our diamonds.

Boycotting precious stones from Myanmar

There are currently no international regulations for precious stones. However, in 2007, the international community strongly condemned Myanmar, asking the jewelry industry to boycott precious stones exported by this country, in particular rubies, sapphires and jade. Roger Dubuis joined this boycott and has purchased no stones from Myanmar since 2007.

A shared Code of Conduct

Roger Dubuis is committed to ensuring his honesty and integrity in the conduct of its business operations. That’s why we ask suppliers to prove their commitment through a Code of Conduct which lists the rules that govern our business relationships. The relationship between the company and its partners ( suppliers, contractors and strategic partners ) is based on honest and mutually beneficial fair trade practices that have a positive impact on the quality of our products and services.

Leather straps

Roger Dubuis uses exotic animal skins for leather bracelets. These are regulated on the international level through the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The goal of this Convention is to ensure that the international trade of wild animal and plant species does not threaten the survival of the species to which they belong. To do this, a system of permit has been put in place. In order to be exported, imported and re-exported , skins must be accompanied by a permit issued by the competent authority of the country of departure. For Roger Dubuis, this agreement mainly concerns the marketing of watches with alligator straps.

Partnership with the IOSW

The ever-increasing demand for luxury watches translates into a growing demand for qualified craftsmen and women to service these products. To help meeting this demand, the Institute of Swiss Watchmaking was founded in 2008 by Richemont to provide dedicated, career-minded individuals with the education and training to become a part of this exciting profession. Roger Dubuis's partnership with the IOSW is a valuable complement to its training policy. The goal is to develop and maintain, on a worldwide basis, a combination of know-how and expertise in the field of high-end watchmaking that will enable the brand to offer its customers high-quality local service.

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