Horlyne is committed to the development of responsible and sustainable practices. This commitment includes compliance with environmental, social and ethical standards. The company pays particular attention to the responsible use of raw materials, the health and safety of its employees and the conditions for suppliers.
The urgency of climate change is obvious. We need to step up our efforts to leave a harmonious planet and society for future generations. Horlyne has always been committed to responsible, sustainable practices in response to this challenge. Recently, we decided to structure our actions by joining a program dedicated to Swiss companies. This program helps us to implement a sustainability strategy tailored to our company. This participation in a collective approach, involving other business sectors, is all the more motivating. Today, we are proud to announce that we have joined the Swiss Triple Impact (STI) directory, completing the last of the three stages in the process.
Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) Horlyne SA obtained its first RJC CoP certification on July 1, 2018 and its renewal on July 2, 2021. As a result, Horlyne guarantees all its business partners, customers, employees and civil society the use of ethical business practices that are financially, socially and environmentally responsible.
In particular, it guarantees that our precious materials and stones come from clean, controlled sources, throughout the supply chain.
It also demonstrates that the essential values upheld by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are honored. In order to continually improve and evolve, we have begun the process of obtaining RJC CoC certification. If you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to follow these steps.
As voluntary candidates for certification, Horlyne and the Acrotec Group have been rewarded for the level of commitment, satisfaction and recognition of their employees, following an extensive internal survey carried out in their companies. A questionnaire was sent out to all Group employees, focusing on 5 major themes: credibility, respect, fairness, conviviality and pride.
The 73 questions will enable all Group companies to access and analyze the results of the survey, and to implement actions to improve employee satisfaction, given that the participation rate exceeded 75% within the Acrotec Group.
Polluting products are recovered and recycled. The use of chemicals is avoided as much as possible, or strictly limited. The washing of parts (degreasing) is soap-based. The water is filtered to remove metals; the precious metals are preserved.
Horlyne participates with its clients in energy saving programs that aim at a healthy and sustainable management of material and human resources.
Horlyne is a member of the Swiss Watch Industry Employers’ Convention (CP), a structure for negotiation and dialogue between employers and employees, dealing in particular with occupational health and safety (OHS) training.
Horlyne is also part of Acrotec’s Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) program. The goal is to integrate ESG responsibilities into the organization’s overall framework and thus generate value for all of the organization’s stakeholders (such as employees, customers and suppliers).