Panerai has begun building a path towards sustainability and corporate social responsibility, starting with the necessary certifications to improve the quality and design characteristic of the brand, as well as the guarantees related to the origin of raw materials and their impact on the environment.

As for the reduction of CO² emissions, Officine Panerai has undertaken the ambitious project of a new zero-impact manufacture to be ready in 2014.





Panerai has begun monitoring the sources of leather used in the production of its straps, responding to a specific request by the Protection Suisse Des Animaux (PSA), which has increased awareness among the major watchmaking brands regarding the ethical issue of animal exploitation.

Officine Panerai has signed a declaration guaranteeing the renunciation of the use of such exotic leathers, thus committing to the continued guarantee of high-quality leather used for its watchstraps while certifying its ethical and environmental impact.

In this way, the brand has set off on a path to respecting the Washington Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Indeed, the objective of CITES is to guarantee that the survival of endangered species is not threatened by commercial operations.

All the alligator leather (Alligator Missisippiensis) selected by Officine Panerai comes from farms in Louisiana, USA and is tanned almost exclusively in Europe.

These farms guarantee the exclusive use of alligators reared and treated according to CITES regulations, while contributing to a constant growth in the number of wild alligators and placing 12-15% of animals back into their natural habitat.


All suppliers of metals and precious metals must sign the "Suppliers Code of Conduct"and comply with the guidelines set out by Panerai and the Richemont Group.


The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) is a non-profit organisation founded in 2005 whose mission is to promote, within the context of gold and diamond jewellery production, responsible ethical, social and environmental practices that respect human rights, from mining to retail.

Officine Panerai obtained RJC certification in early 2014.





For the production of wooden panels and numerous other elements in its boutiques, Officine Panerai has begun using wood that respects the protection of the eco-system and the conservation of limited resources.

To this aim, suppliers must guarantee that wood production and processing activities comply with local legislation, rules and environmental norms and that such activities be carried out in harmony with the environment.


The new Officine Panerai boutiques were designed and built using LED lighting, with low energy consumption and a high level of environmental sustainability.

LEDs (light emitting diodes) allow full brightness to be reached very quickly, ensuring better efficiency at low temperatures with low emissions of heat. In addition, they do not contain toxic materials. LEDs represent the future of environmentally sustainable lighting, requiring approximately 80% less energy than traditional light bulbs and lasting much longer.



Officine Panerai has begun producing catalogues, brochures, leaflets, invitations, warranties, instruction booklets and press kits on FSC® certified paper, the suppliers of which are committed to very strict policies for the protection of the environment.

Our partners have adopted very high standards of control over the origin of the paper used for printing and the environmental impact of such activities, guaranteeing the use of eco-friendly materials including ink and packaging.

In addition to the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) certification, they have also been granted PEFC® certification for the sustainable management of forests, issued by an independent body.

This additional certification meets specific sustainability requirements, particularly with regard to small forest where forest management criteria are more difficult to monitor.


Another key step towards better management of environmental resources was the decision to make the Officine Panerai catalogue available for download online, thus significantly reducing the use of paper and ink as well as CO² emissions, generated both by the production and the shipment of each individual catalogue.



The most ambitious project in terms of eco-sustainability and eco-compatibility has been the new manufacture project.

Ten years on from the inauguration of its Neuchâtel Manufacture, Officine Panerai inaugurated the new plant where all the activities concerning the development, production and assembly of the movements and the watches were transferred.

The new production site opened at the end of 2013 and represents an extraordinary opportunity for the optimisation of production processes both in terms of quantity and quality.

The new Officine Panerai building has zeroenvironmental impact as far as the production of carbon dioxide is concerned thanks to the integration of a number of technologies designed to reclaim and recycle resources, emission-reducing devices, electricity from completely renewable sources and policies promoting eco-sustainable mobility among employees.

The following are a few examples of ways in which the new manufacture satisfies the requirements of zero impact:

  1. The water used in production processes is reused for the toilets, for cleaning and in the cooling systems
  2. The energy produced by the machinery is reused in the heating system
  3. A state-of-the-art heat pump system permits optimisation of the energy produced by both the heating and cooling systems

The objective is to achieve at least the MINERGIE® standard, a building standard that permits rational use of energy and extensive use of renewable energy, thus reducing the impact on the environment of large production sites.




Officine Panerai annually monitors the CO² emissions of all its production activities, from the manufacture to the boutiques, up to travel by its employees.