To help end the loss of essential forest ecosystems, Tiffany & Co. set a goal in 2015 to remove commodity-driven deforestation from key supply chains by 2020.
To work toward this goal, we partnered with the Rainforest Alliance to create our Sustainable Wood and Paper Sourcing Guidance, which uses “Best” and “Better” categories to help us measure our performance toward our responsible forestry goal.
We prefer products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™), which is considered the industry’s premier standard in responsible forestry management, and 100% verified recycled content: these constitute our “Best” category.
The “Better” category includes products that meet one of several criteria: they include fiber from controlled sources (such as legally harvested and protected high conservation value forests); products certified by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) standard (which assures legality and chain-of-custody) and that comes from a “low risk” country of origin per Nepcon’s Sourcing Hub (previously the Global Forest Registry); content recycled from products that were originally FSC™ certified; and reclaimed or repurposed wood and uncertified recycled paper.
In Fiscal Year 2018, 100% of our packaging and 100% of our marketing collateral were made from sustainably sourced wood and paper.