Bulgari - Did you know...?By: pingtsai (registered) Thursday, December 29th, 2011 - Photo Nav: View All 1 photo(s)
1 - Bulgari surpassed its goal for SAVE THE CHILDREN.
In 2009 to commemorate the 125th anniversary of its foundation, Bulgari chose to contribute to the cause of improving the futures for hundreds of thousands of underprivileged children around the world. The company promised to donate a minimum of €12 million to Save the Children between 2009 and 2011. The ambitious goal was reached before the end of 2011 and the collaboration has been extended.
Photographer Fabrizio Ferri and Chinese celebrity Li Xiaoran recently traveled to Yunnan province to see firsthand how Bulgari contributions have changed these children's lives. Here's a highlight video of the trip.
2 - Bulgari doesn't use "Conflict diamonds" in their jewelry.
"Conflict diamonds" or "Blood diamonds" are rough diamonds used by rebel movements to finance wars against legitimate governments. Bulgari takes this issue very seriously and prevents these diamonds from becoming part of its inventory by buying only polished diamonds from trusted suppliers based in countries which have adhered to the Kimberley Process , a joint governments, industry and civil society initiative to reduce the spread of conflict diamonds by using an international certification scheme.
Bulgari has notified its suppliers that all diamonds polished after January 1, 2003 must be accompanied by a warranty stating that they do not sell conflict diamonds and the warranties received are retained by the Company for a five-year term. To further support the cause, on August 4th 2006 Bulgari became a member of the Council for Responsible Jewelry Practices, a non-profit organization founded in 2005 for the purpose of promoting responsible practices related to business ethics, social, human rights and environmental performance throughout the diamond and gold jewelry supply chains, from mine to retail. Since July 2004 the current standard training package designed for all employees includes a dedicated session on the conflict diamonds issue and the Kimberley Process.
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