PROTECTION SUISSE DES ANIMAUX
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.
METALS AND PRECIOUS METALS
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)
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.