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Small steps can make a big difference #WeCare

"At Mondaine we believe that sustainability is a matter of respect for our planet, our customers, our partners and the generations to come. For decades we have cultivated a responsible use of resources, looking for eco-friendly solutions and alternative materials. With our track record, we are downsizing continuously reducing our environmental footprint, step by step. We want other watch companies to follow our example to support the next generations.

The best thing you can do for our planet is not to buy a watch. The next best thing is to buy a Mondaine."

André Bernheim, co-owner, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Group Environment Officer

How we drive change


The world's first carbon neutral watch company

Mondaine Watch Ltd. is one of the first fully carbon neutral watch companies in the world.
The life cycle assessment was calculated by a specialist consultancy and includes all watch components, transport to our factory, our factory in Solothurn, the headquarters in Pfäffikon in Switzerland, business trips and from 2021 the transport of the watches to our sales partners and direct customers.
The photovoltaic system on the factory roof, the use of hydroelectric power at the headquarters, the reduction of packaging volume by 50% and the use of more environmentally friendly materials have had a positive impact on our carbon footprint.


Vegan eco-friendly watch straps

We believe plant-based materials are the way forward. To further reduce our carbon footprint, we've replaced all leather straps in our most iconic collection, Classic, with vegan grape leather. We've teamed up with VegeaTM - an Italian company specializing in turning winemaking waste into a plant-based leather alternative.

VegeaTM is not only animal-friendly and solvent-free, but also free of heavy metals and other harmful substances that go into the process of transforming discarded grape skins, stems and seeds into beautiful plant-based leather.


Marie Claire Award winner

In 2021, the group will again be fully carbon neutral in scopes 1, 2 and 3 of the greenhouse gas protocol - both each brand and the group as a whole.

The 2021 Marie Claire Sustainability Awards recognized Mondaine's achievements. Our brand received an honorable mention for our carbon footprint initiative and was awarded essence as the best sustainable watch collection.


Our solar panels installation

Since September 2019, the Mondaine Group has been operating a photovoltaic system on the roof of its own plant in Biberist, Switzerland. The electricity generated from solar energy covers up to 80% of the entire annual requirement, the remaining amount of energy is covered by green electricity from a hydroelectric power station. As a result, Mondaine saves around 77 tons of CO2 emissions every year.
In addition, we were the first watch company in the world to offer watch recycling: old watches (except plastic watches from other brands) can be sent to our factory in Solothurn, where they will be dismantled and recycled, en route from cradle to cradle , a closed, value-preserving material cycle.

Focus on impact

The importance of sustainable supply chains is increasing.
In a short Go for Impact video, André Bernheim, co-owner of the Mondaine Group, explains the challenges facing a small Swiss company. It's not about finding the perfect solution, it's about how to go about it: improvements are made step by step. Ultimately, these also bring economic advantages and help to secure supply chains.

We support effective projects

Fair ventures worldwide

At the beginning of the new decade, Mondaine embarked on a multi-year collaboration with the non-profit organization Fairventures with the aim of offsetting our unavoidable carbon emissions for the group and all its brands by supporting reforestation projects as part of the collaboration. The non-governmental organization is committed to socially responsible reforestation of the rainforest in endangered areas. We have signed a long-term agreement with Fairventures Worldwide to support their work financially and thus offset the CO2 emissions of the entire Mondaine Group.