ESG News Review 19 — 25 October 2013

28 10 2013

Volkswagen was among the most praised companies last week, as workers voted in favor of a collective agreement in Navarra (Spain), while its Swedish truck-maker affiliate announced more orders for its engines that meet tighter European emissions regulation. Volkswagen India received a Certificate of Appreciation on “Promoting Water Use Efficiency in Urban Sector to Address […]

Sanctions on Myanmar may take sparkle out of Thai jewellery

17 03 2008

BANGKOK: Thai jewellers are buying highly coveted rubies and jade at an official auction this week in Myanmar, which supplies stones for the kingdom are booming, multi-billion-dollar jewellery industry. But once they cut and set the gems, they could face problems selling them as companies and western governments move to ban trade in precious stones […]

Jewelers to shun ‘dirty gold’

13 02 2008

Environmentalists want you to buy organic roses, and human-rights groups advocate conflict-free diamonds. Now, just in time for Valentine’s Day, jewelry retailers are stepping up a campaign that aims to discourage the mining and sale of “dirty gold.” A group of prominent jewelers, including Tiffany & Co., Helzberg Diamonds and Fortunoff, announced yesterday that they […]

CRJP Asks WWF-UK to Withdraw ‘Deeper Luxury’ Report

7 12 2007

The Council for Responsible Jewellery Practices (CRJP) took issue with a recent report published by WWF-UK (read) titled Deeper Luxury. CRJP’s CEO Michael Rae distributed a letter to the group and other NGOs, CRJP members, and the media stating the WWF-UK and its publisher “deserve the strongest condemnation for the completely undeserved and unwarranted criticism” […]

Deeper Luxury by WWF…What are you made of?

5 12 2007

Les marques de luxes peuvent-elles àªtre «éthiques» ? Le respect de l’environnement (production, protection de la faune et de la flore), le comportement social de certaines maisons de luxe ont été passés aux cribles. Le rapport de la WWF (UK), écrit par Bendell and Kleanthous, est édifiant. Les meilleures notes atteignent péniblement le « C+ […]

Les groupes de luxe mal notés sur le plan éthique

1 12 2007

Dix groupes de luxe mondiaux classés de A+ (meilleure note) à  F (la moins bonne) par le WWF réalisent un score médiocre en matière de développement durable. Swatch (UHR.VX) Group et Richemont (CFR.VX) obtiennent un «D», pénalisés par le peu d’information qu’ils donnent et leur passivité face au blanchiment d’argent via les achats de montres […]

L’Oréal the best of a bad lot

30 11 2007

L’Oréal comes top in WWF’s appraisal of the environmental and social records of the leading luxury brands, despite the French luxury cosmetics giant scoring only a C+ on the A-F scale. WWF is calling for luxury brands to improve their environmental and social record, as well as asking celebrities to consider these factors before endorsing […]

Tod’s e Bulgari i cattivi del lusso

30 11 2007

Tod’s ultimo, Bulgari penultimo. Non fanno una bella figura, i marchi del lusso italiano, nella classifica dei «ricchi ma buoni» redatta dal Rapporto del Wwf inglese pubblicato ieri. Il Rapporto, intitolato «Deeper luxury», passa al microscopio i dieci maggiori brand mondiali del lusso, per vagliare il tasso della loro eticità . E’ un esercizio abbbastanza diffuso […]

Luxury brands unconcerned ?

30 11 2007

An article on the entitled “Luxury brands fails to make ethical grade” relates a report issued by the UK branch of WWF that Luxury brands do not really care about corporate social responsibility, ethics and the environment. The report, based on data collected from the Ethical Investment Research Service and the Swiss based Covalence […]

Les célébrités vont-elles responsabiliser l’industrie du luxe ?

30 11 2007

« Stars du cinéma et de la mode, faites attention à  l’éthique des marques auxquelles vous associez votre image ! » Cet appel du WWF-UK, publié jeudi dans son rapport Deeper Luxury, est abondamment relayé par la presse anglophone (Financial Times, The Guardian, Times Online, Reuters, …). Le degré de détails avec lequel le Financial […]