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RESPONSIBLE JEWELLERY

RESPONSIBLE JEWELLERY

Workshop practices

Reducing the environmental impact of our production processes is an aspect that needs daily attention. In a jewellery studio, we often use a broad range of materials, tools, products and techniques, as well as energy sources and other services. As a general rule, we apply reduction, reuse and recycling in all possible aspects of the workshop, in order to avoid unnecessary consumption and to foster the circular economy. And wherever possible, we always opt for local suppliers, with social and sustainability values.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND SERVICES

The first thing we do upon arriving at the studio is switch on the light. What type of energy supply have we subscribed to? Energy services can be supplied from renewable sources, and from small businesses or from our surrounding environment.

We can extend the example to gas, if we need to procure this type of energy. And also to water, although there are generally few options when it comes to sourcing a water supply. What we try to do is to be efficient and use them in an environmentally friendly way. We proceed in the same way in the case of lighting, using low-energy installations, LED bulbs and fluorescent bulbs, smart sockets, etc., in order to optimise and reduce our energy needs. At the same time, we can consider ensuring that the thermal phases are well defined in order to dispense with latent electricity consumption.

We must also be aware of the carbon footprint we create in the digital world. For instance, leaving the computer on until the following day, saving files in the cloud or making video calls causes greenhouse gases associated with global warming. Did you know that the emails you don’t reply to (as well as the lists you subscribe to and don’t read) are also polluting? The vast infrastructures needed to run information technologies generate around 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions.