At THOMAS SABO, we make sure you can wear our jewellery with a clear conscience. To ensure our jewellery designs are ethically sound, we source all precious metals responsibly, including our iconic 925 Sterling silver, and only work with certified production partners.
In addition to this, we collect all precious metals recovered from the production process, plus all irreparable jewellery – from our stores and from the THOMAS SABO workshop at our headquarters in Lauf an der Pegnitz in Germany. These valuable resources are then recycled by certified refineries in Germany. Through this process, we are able to reclaim new, ultra-pure fine silver and fine gold, which we use to produce new designs in 925 Sterling silver and for gold plating. This process helps us to minimise our CO2 emissions, water consumption and other environmental impacts from manufacturing.
THOMAS SABO is a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC). This is the world’s leading organisation for setting standards in the jewellery and watch industry and is recognised for its commitment to responsible business practices.
This certification demonstrates our awareness of ethical principles and corporate policies as well as an environmentally sound business policy that complies with human rights. All of our business practices – from supply chains to our own stores to our headquarters’ central operating processes – were successfully audited by an independent external auditor in accordance with the RJC Code of Practices 2019.
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Built in 2016, we are proud to say that our corporate headquarters is committed to providing the most environmentally-friendly working environment possible. The heating and cooling processes in our day-to-day operations are run using geothermal energy. Plus we collect and recycle rainwater through our rainwater recovery facility. Moreover, we have our own water circulation system, which guarantees that our drinking water is fully protected from any residues from the workshop.
At THOMAS SABO, we offer our employees a comprehensive mobility concept. This includes an internal carpooling service, discounted VAG tickets for public transport and a bicycle leasing scheme.
Would you like to support our sustainable production process? If so, we’d be delighted if you brought in your THOMAS SABO jewellery to us, either to be repaired or to be used for recycling. Talk to a member of staff at a store near you. We’ll be happy to help.