Response by Chopard
The Maison Chopard declined to disclose any confidential information regarding its supply chain to Human Rights Watch given the fact that we already collaborate with major industry-wide accredited certification and verification bodies.
Chopard has a comprehensive sustainability program and is a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council. In 2013, we decided to go beyond this certification and took a further commitment towards responsible luxury. The first step of this ambitious initiative being the partnership with Alliance for Responsible Mining in helping artisanal gold miners to reach the Fairmined certification. As of today, Chopard is the largest buyer and supporter of the Fairmined Gold in the world.