At five points in the past 500 million years, life on Earth was almost completely wiped out. We are now on the brink of a sixth mass extinction, and we are the cause. Can humans right their wrongs? The luxury industry must lead by example.
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Launched in 2015, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals set out a roadmap so that all countries might enjoy peace and prosperity. Should we expect the watch industry to lead by example? Watches and Culture of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie takes stock of an urgent situation.
From early 2022, Panatere will be ready to supply the watch industry with recycled titanium produced using waste recovered from companies in the Swiss Jura, through a system initially set up for recycling steel. The company is also working on an itinerant solar furnace.
Audemars Piguet’s construction campaign continues apace. After a museum and a hotel, the brand is extending production facilities in Le Locle and Le Brassus with ambitious projects that respect its environmental commitments.