Towards recycled silver and gold
A complete shift to recycled silver and gold will reduce CO2 emissions, water usage and other environmental and social impacts, as metals recycling requires fewer resources than mining new metals and reduces our dependence on hazardous mining. By making this shift, Pandora can save 37,000 tCO2e a year. This equates to more than the annual electricity use of 6,000 homes or driving 145 million kilometers in a car.
We will use the Responsible Jewellery Council’s Chain of Custody standard to source recycled silver and gold. The standard adheres to a strict definition of what recycled means. This will ensure our approach is verifiable, certified and traceable