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We believe we can make a difference #WeCare

Sustainability @ Luminox

"At Luminox, we believe that Sustainability is a matter of respect versus our planet,our customers, our partners and the generations to come.For decades, we have consistently maintained a responsible use of resources, searched for eco-friendly solutions and alternative materials. With our successful track record, we continuously reduce our ecological footprint, step by step.We would like other watch companies to follow our example to support next generations."

André Bernheim, Co-owner and Chairman of the Board of Directors and Environmental Officer of the Group

How we drive change

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CO2 Neutrality @Mondaine Group

André Bernheim, (board president and CSO – chief sustainability officer) gives a summary of the sustainability achievements of the Mondaine Group Ltd. in which he gives insights into the endeavors of the past five decades as well as a glimpse of what the future’s goals are for the company.

Click here for the complete sustainability report.

We understand that not all terms used in the sustainability
report are known to everybody, therefore we created a sustainability glossary for you, which you can find here.

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First CO2 neutral watch company

Mondaine Watch Ltd. is one of the first entirely carbon-neutral watch companies in the world, representing a significant achievement for the family-run SME, which was founded in 1951.

Mondaine Watch Ltd. has been engaged in efforts to reduce its own carbon footprint for several decades. And, in the year 2020, the watch group achieved its CO2 neutrality.

The photovoltaic system on the factory roof, the use of hydroelectricity at our headquarters, a reduction in the volume and weight of packaging and the use of eco-friendlier materials in our packaging, casings and straps have all had a positive impact on our carbon footprint.

Go for Impact

The importance of sustainable supply chains is increasing.

In a short video by Go for Impact, Mondaine Group co-owner André Bernheim explains the challenges faced by a Swiss SME. The aim is not to find the perfect solution but how to go about it: improvements are achieved step by step. Ultimately these also produce economic benefits and help to secure supply chains.

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Recycling & sustainable packaging

Corporate sustainability and a sense of environmental and social responsibility have been an integral part of the Mondaine Group’s DNA for decades.

Materials such as waste paper, cardboard, batteries, PET bottles, plastic, and production waste, such as steel or electrical parts have been consistently separated, collected and recycled for decades.

We have switched to over 50% smaller and lighter packaging from recycled PET for some Mondaine watches and all of our printed papers are FSC certified from sustainable forestry.

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Our solar installation

Since September 2019, the Mondaine Group has been operating a photovoltaic system on the roof of its own factory in Biberist, Switzerland.

The electricity generated from solar energy covers up to 80% of our total annual needs and the remaining amount of energy is covered by green energy provided through a hydroelectric power plant.

Mondaine saves around 77 tons of CO2 emissions every year.

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#tide X Luminox

We have revamped our production processes in partnering up with #tide, a Swiss company that invented #tide ocean material® made from 100% ocean-waste plastic. On five islands in the Andaman Sea off the coast of Thailand, local fishermen are being trained and paid to gather and sort plastic waste. The #tide material starts out as this collected plastic waste, which is then broken down by a sophisticated sustainable process to its base particles. These are treated, cleaned, and then shredded so that they can be injected, just like the original plastic it once was.

In this way, Luminox reuses this material, reduces the impact on the planet, and helps to clean up the ocean, while also helping these indigenous people learn a new skill and make a regular income.

Discover our #tide ECO series.

Bear Grylls Eco Series X Luminox

The Bear Grylls Survival ECO series is made with #tide material, a 100% recycled ocean-bound plastic! A true statement for cleaner oceans and sustainable lifestyle.

“Proud to protect our ocean and our planet.”– Bear Grylls

We support impactful projects

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Fairventures worldwide

At the start of the new decade, Mondaine launched a multi-year collaboration with the non-profit organization Fairventures. The NGO is committed to reforesting the rainforest in a very socially responsible manner in endangered areas, such as the Indonesian island of Borneo.

In the spring of 2020, Mondaine launched special WE CARE models of the Mondaine essence line, CHF 20 from every model sold of these, which are probably the world’s most ecological watches, go directly to Fairventures.

The progress of the reforestation project can be followed on an interactive webmap on the NGO’s website. The area to be reforested by Mondaine is marked with the “Mondaine” label.

We choose to be transparent

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Check our Sustainability Report