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Social Responsibility

Social
Responsibility

Mission Statement

Mission Statement


  • Monica Rich Kosann is dedicated to making jewelry that inspires women, empowers them and makes them stronger. We create jewelry to be a permanent part of lives for generations, all the while challenging ourselves to keep being better for our teams, our suppliers, our customers, and the communities we operate within.
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Workplace

Workplace

We are committed to employee empowerment and an open culture to foster new ideas at all levels of our business.


Our Team

We believe the best ideas come from our people. We encourage our team members to offer their ideas 365 days a year, and so much of who our brand is today has been shaped by their ideas and that philosophy.

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A Community of Women

  • We support women and the empowerment of women and girls. Monica, a mother of two daughters, originally launched the brand, and she steers the creative and strategic vision for the brand as Chief Creative Officer.

 

  • 92% of our team members are women and all business Managers other than our CEO are women.
  •  
Workplace

Workplace

We are committed to employee empowerment and an open culture to foster new ideas at all levels of our business.


Our Team

We believe the best ideas come from our people. We encourage our team members to offer their ideas 365 days a year, and so much of who our brand is today has been shaped by their ideas and that philosophy.

  •  

A Community of Women

  • We support women and the empowerment of women and girls. Monica, a mother of two daughters, originally launched the brand, and she steers the creative and strategic vision for the brand as Chief Creative Officer.

 

  • 92% of our team members are women and all business Managers other than our CEO are women.
  •  

Supply Chain

  • We choose our suppliers and manufacturing partners carefully and have long standing relationships with our major factories.


Our Partners

  • Many of our factories have received rigorous certifications from global organizations that create clear sets of standards and best practices for jewelry manufacturing and the workplace. In 2020 approximately 70% of all MRK production will come from factories with these certifications.
  •  
  • All of our factories are formally screened by us for social, workplace and environmental practices with annual updates conducted.
  •  
  • We are proud that some the environmental initiatives our partner factories have embarked on in 2019-2020 relate to major improvements in water treatment and the installation of solar panels.
  •  

Our Diamonds

  • All of our diamonds are ethically sourced under the Kimberly Process Certification and have been since our inception.
  •  
  • Recent news coverage has addressed isolated cases of the substitution of lab diamonds for natural diamonds in jewelry without a customers’ knowledge. EVERY diamond in EVERY Monica Rich Kosann jewelry piece is machine scanned three times through its manufacturing journey to ensure all our diamonds are natural and authentic.
  •  

Our Precious Metals

  • Our top precious metal suppliers are members of the Responsible Jewelry Council or similar organizations. These bodies provide the highest levels of certification a jewelry manufacturer can receive for supply chain standards in social, ethical and responsible business practices. 97% of our precious metal is sourced from members with these prestigious certifications.

Sustainability

We build our products for a lifetime.


Our Products

  • We build our products for a lifetime. This allows our customers to know they are purchasing pieces with long term value that can be in their families for generations.
  •  
  • Inventory efficiency is important to us. We use ongoing smaller batch production methods, and only make what we think our customers will need. This allows for significant reductions in inventory obsolescence and waste.
  •  
  • We and our factories have ongoing metal waste programs so that unused waste is melted and returned to the precious metals supply chain.

 

Recycled Materials

  • We are continuously looking at increasing the amount of our gold usage from post consumer recycled gold supplies. Currently 30-35% of all our gold comes from these sources, and we are targeting the announcement of a higher level by the end of calendar 2020.
  •  
  • In 2017 we launched an ongoing program to use vintage diamonds, approximately 100 years old, in certain special styles that are specifically designed around these stones. It is an initiative that is an important part of our gold jewelry collection.

Our Packaging

  • We use shipping boxes made of 70% recycled cardboard and select the smallest shipping box possible for our products, while still providing our luxury brand experience.
  •  
  • Our tissue paper is 100% SFI certified and our marketing materials, including our paper jewelry boxes, are 100% FSC certified (SFI and FSC are sustainable forestry programs).
  •  

Community

  • At Monica Rich Kosann, giving back to our community is very important to us, we have implemented a few programs to help give back.


Monica Cares

  • Under the umbrella of MONICA CARES we have created various giving initiatives with charities as diverse as Blessings in a Backpack, Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club, North Shore Animal League, Women in Need, Girls Who Code, and Embrace Race.
  •  
  • In 2020, we have introduced a new program of Volunteer Days wherein all full time employees can spend a paid work day in the community, or alternatively, Monica Rich Kosann will make a contribution equivalent to their daily salary to a charity of their choice.
  •  
Social Responsibility

Social
Responsibility

Mission Statement


  • Monica Rich Kosann is dedicated to making jewelry that inspires women, empowers them and makes them stronger. We create jewelry to be a permanent part of lives for generations, all the while challenging ourselves to keep being better for our teams, our suppliers, our customers, and the communities we operate within.
  •  

Workplace

We are committed to employee empowerment and an open culture to foster new ideas at all levels of our business.


Our Team

We believe the best ideas come from our people. We encourage our team members to offer their ideas 365 days a year, and so much of who our brand is today has been shaped by their ideas and that philosophy.

  •  

A Community of Women

  • We support women and the empowerment of women and girls. Monica, a mother of two daughters, originally launched the brand, and she steers the creative and strategic vision for the brand as Chief Creative Officer.

 

  • 92% of our team members are women and all business Managers other than our CEO are women.
  •  
Workplace

Workplace


We are committed to employee empowerment and an open culture to foster new ideas at all levels of our business.

Our Team

We believe the best ideas come from our people. We encourage our team members to offer their ideas 365 days a year, and so much of who our brand is today has been shaped by their ideas and that philosophy.

  •  

A Community of Women

  • We support women and the empowerment of women and girls. Monica, a mother of two daughters, originally launched the brand, and she steers the creative and strategic vision for the brand as Chief Creative Officer.

 

  • 92% of our team members are women and all business Managers other than our CEO are women.
  •  

Supply Chain

  • We choose our suppliers and manufacturing partners carefully and have long standing relationships with our major factories.


Our Partners

  • Many of our factories have received rigorous certifications from global organizations that create clear sets of standards and best practices for jewelry manufacturing and the workplace. In 2020 approximately 70% of all MRK production will come from factories with these certifications.
  •  
  • All of our factories are formally screened by us for social, workplace and environmental practices with annual updates conducted.
  •  
  • We are proud that some the environmental initiatives our partner factories have embarked on in 2019-2020 relate to major improvements in water treatment and the installation of solar panels.
  •  

Our Diamonds

  • All of our diamonds are ethically sourced under the Kimberly Process Certification and have been since our inception.
  •  
  • Recent news coverage has addressed isolated cases of the substitution of lab diamonds for natural diamonds in jewelry without a customers’ knowledge. EVERY diamond in EVERY Monica Rich Kosann jewelry piece is machine scanned three times through its manufacturing journey to ensure all our diamonds are natural and authentic.
  •  

Our Precious Metals

  • Our top precious metal suppliers are members of the Responsible Jewelry Council or similar organizations. These bodies provide the highest levels of certification a jewelry manufacturer can receive for supply chain standards in social, ethical and responsible business practices. 97% of our precious metal is sourced from members with these prestigious certifications.

Sustainability

We build our products for a lifetime.


Our Products

  • We build our products for a lifetime. This allows our customers to know they are purchasing pieces with long term value that can be in their families for generations.
  •  
  • Inventory efficiency is important to us. We use ongoing smaller batch production methods, and only make what we think our customers will need. This allows for significant reductions in inventory obsolescence and waste.
  •  
  • We and our factories have ongoing metal waste programs so that unused waste is melted and returned to the precious metals supply chain.

 

Recycled Materials

  • We are continuously looking at increasing the amount of our gold usage from post consumer recycled gold supplies. Currently 30-35% of all our gold comes from these sources, and we are targeting the announcement of a higher level by the end of calendar 2020.
  •  
  • In 2017 we launched an ongoing program to use vintage diamonds, approximately 100 years old, in certain special styles that are specifically designed around these stones. It is an initiative that is an important part of our gold jewelry collection.

Our Packaging

  • We use shipping boxes made of 70% recycled cardboard and select the smallest shipping box possible for our products, while still providing our luxury brand experience.
  •  
  • Our tissue paper is 100% SFI certified and our marketing materials, including our paper jewelry boxes, are 100% FSC certified (SFI and FSC are sustainable forestry programs).
  •  

Community

  • At Monica Rich Kosann, giving back to our community is very important to us, we have implemented a few programs to help give back.


Monica Cares

    • Under the umbrella of MONICA CARES we have created various giving initiatives with charities as diverse as Blessings in a Backpack, Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club, North Shore Animal League, Women in Need, Girls Who Code, and Embrace Race.
    •  
    • In 2020, we have introduced a new program of Volunteer Days wherein all full time employees can spend a paid work day in the community, or alternatively, Monica Rich Kosann will make a contribution equivalent to their daily salary to a charity of their choice.
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