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**What does Sustainability mean? ** Sustainability is about protecting the planet and improving the lives and health of everyone, everywhere. This is an important goal of the United Nations.
Sustainability is about...
What is the United Nations? We often shorten this to the UN. The UN is a worldwide organisation, that brings together countries to talk about world issues like Sustainability.
What are the United Nations Sustainability Goals? The United Nations has 17 sustainability goals to protect the planet and improve life all around the world.
At Monica Vinader we are focusing on the 6 goals where we can make the biggest difference. These fall under our 3 key Sustainability pillars.
**How many of the United Nation's Sustainability goals are we focusing on? **
**At Monica Vinader how many Sustainability pillars are there? **
What we are doing Ensuring Responsible Jewellery Council and Leather Working Group certification across our supply chain.
What we are doing Using recycled materials and engaging our customers in our recycling initiative.
What we are doing Reducing our carbon footprint.
What we are doing A number of things such as using recycled materials and sustainable packaging and offsetting our carbon footprint.
What we are doing Supporting the education of children in poorer regions via the Jagriti Foundation and WfWI to promote gender equality.
What we are doing Partnering with regulatory bodies such as the Responsible Jewellery Council.
Monica Vinader's Sustainability Pledge As a brand founded to empower women, we strive to lead a business that is ethical and caring, socially and environmentally responsible, diverse and inclusive. To help us better deliver to the United Nations Sustainability Goals, we have joined the United Nations Global Compact. This means every year we will report progress on Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-corruption.
What is a circular economy? A circular economy keeps natural resources in use for as long as possible. This is best described as make, use and re-use. This is more environmentally friendly than a linear economy. A linear economy is best described as make, use and dispose. A linear economy can have a negative impact on the environment. On the next slide, let's look at a few examples of circular vs linear economies.
Circular Economy Make - Use - Reuse
Linear Economy Make > Use > Dispose
True or False? A circular economy is more environmentally friendly than a linear economy.
How can individuals embrace the R's?
It is kinder to our environment Recycling unwanted silver and gold jewellery helps reduce waste.
It reduces CO2 emissions. Using recycled silver cuts down CO2 emissions by ⅔ versus mined Silver.
Materials are in use for longer Our lifetime repair service helps keep materials in use for as long as possible.
Our customer recycling programme Swipe up to learn more.
Recycling unwanted silver and gold jewellery helps...
Can customers exchange unwanted silver or gold jewellery from any brand using our recycling programme?
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Sustainable Environment is necessary for our planet to be alive for generations to come.