Tiffany & Co. and the Rainforest Alliance

Wood and Paper Sourcing

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. 

Environmental Management Standards

Our commitment to people and planet begins with creating safe and environmentally responsible operations for our own people. In 2018, Tiffany & Co. codified global Occupational Safety and Environmental Management Standards to articulate our expectations around managing safety and environmental aspects of all retail, offices, distribution facilities and manufacturing locations we operate worldwide. The new Standards align with the globally recognized ISO 14001 environmental management and ISO 45001 occupational health and safety standards. This provides a more structured and disciplined approach and helps us continue to integrate environmental considerations into our daily operations, including waste and water management. Although our operational waste and water impacts are relatively low, we seek opportunities to increase our efficiency and reduce our resource use. 

Tiffany & Co. Environmental Management Standards