is the future of luxury
Roberto Coin’s commitment to social and ethical responsibility began long ago when he was still working in the hospitality industry. Earl Mountbatten, a memorable client of the hotel gave him a precious lesson that characterized the rest of his life both as a man and as a businessman. He told him that to be a great businessman must have a great memory so that you’ll remember to have a heart.
Over the years, Roberto Coin’s personal commitment became the commitment of the company as well, making it a well-recognized example of civic and social responsibility in the corporate world.
Today, Roberto Coin is on the Board of Directors of the World Diamond Council that together with the United Nations, founded the Kimberly Process. Every diamond used in the firm’s creations are certified by the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme which guarantees that they come from conflict free zones.
Roberto Coin is also committed to keeping any gold furnished by producers who are suspected of human rights violations out of his supply chain. He complies with the regulations established by the Dodd Frank Act that requires that the origins of all gold imported into the United States be certified conflict free.
In recognition of his heartfelt dedication, Roberto Coin was invited to the United Nations Pavilion in Shanghai in 2010 to speak about responsible luxury in the future of the jewelry industry. He’s been a lecturer regarding brand ethics on numerous other occasions as well: at the University of Geneva, the Panama Expo and at the International Diamond Conferences held in Dubai, Moscow and Istanbul.
Roberto Coin has always been involved in charitable activities on an international level. His publicity campaign featuring Christy Turlington was highly successful in raising funds for Youth Aids, Care and Every Mother Counts, three humanitarian foundations.