Any You have to login and like this post in order to see this link product starts its journey with our in-house Design team. As a new piece evolves, our designers will make choices on which materials to use. Whenever new materials or suppliers are introduced, our Ethics teams are consulted in order to discuss potential environmental or social impacts. Such early interaction helps to ensure that PANDORA refrains from using potentially problematic materials – and it provides Group Ethics and other departments with valuable knowledge, enabling them to act in due time.Our designers constantly interact with our Thai crafting facilities to ensure that our designs and crafting techniques are a match. </br></br> The vast majority of You have to login and like this post in order to see this link’s products are made of silver and/or gold, often decorated with man-made cubic zirconia stones and less often with gemstones or diamonds. At PANDORA, we are fully aware that the mining and processing of precious metals, gemstones and semi- precious stones can be associated with adverse social and environmental impacts. As a major player within the jewellery industry, we recognise our ability as well as our responsibility to help develop a more responsible supply chain for core jewellery materials. </br></br> Additionally, You have to login and like this post in order to see this link cooperates with a number of highly specialised manufacturers of semi-finished gold and silver parts. In 2016, these partners produced approximately 16 million pieces of jewellery. All such partners must deliver auditable proof that the gold used in their products is sourced from RJC-/LBMA-certified suppliers. Today, there are no similar certification schemes for silver, but promising initiatives are expected within 2017/18. PANDORA supports these initiatives and is actively participating in the development of these standards. </br></br> From 2012 to 2016, diamonds were only included as a feature on special-edition You have to login and like this post in order to see this link. The diamonds on these charms were all natural diamonds recycled from discontinued PANDORA jewellery. In the sourcing of natural diamonds, which we continue to do to support customer demand for existing collections, we only accept suppliers who are members of the RJC and who can certify compliance with the System of Warranties, established by the World Diamond Council for diamond sourcing. </br></br> In 2016, all gold grains entering You have to login and like this post in order to see this link’s crafting facilities were sourced from reputable refining companies, certified according to the RJC Code of Practices. Furthermore, all gold must be certified conflict free according to the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) “Good Delivery List” or the RJC Chain-of-Custody Standard for gold. Notably, 86% of gold grains originated from recycling and the remaining 14% from certified responsible sources – including mining. In 2016, 91% of the silver grains entering PANDORA’s crafting facilities originated from recycling. Moreover, our silver grain suppliers are certified members of the RJC.