Environmental and Social Policy
Omnēque is a platform that provides services to the international jewellery trade and to jewellery consumers, particularly facilitating sales of antique and vintage fine and fashion jewellery, unmounted gemstones and bespoke new jewellery.
We recognise our position as a facilitator of global connections between sellers, buyers, logistics teams and packaging suppliers; we also recognise our responsibility to these local and global communities and the environment.
We champion the re-use of jewellery through our offering of antique and vintage jewellery. For the packaging and logistics involved in carrying out these sales we are committed to achieving as minimal environmental impact as possible.
Omnēque’s strategy to continue to minimise its environmental impact includes:
- Considering reusable storage solutions for protecting jewellery on its way to customers
- Using recyclable packaging materials
- Assessing possibilities for using packaging materials made of recycled materials
- Reducing the use of energy in the logistics of vetting and transporting jewellery
- Reducing waste material produced by Omnēque
In the delivery of Concierge and Stone Vault services and liaison with our partners during the creation of new jewels, we are committed to supporting and encouraging our partners to practise responsible sourcing of precious metals and gem materials. We support our partners’ efforts to buy diamonds from suppliers that can prove that the diamonds have been sourced from conflict-free areas, as stated in the Kimberley Process. We encourage our partners to adhere to the Codes of Practice implemented by the trade associations of which they are members.
Omnēque supports the work of The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Omnēque does not list items for sale that include ivory or tortoiseshell. Omnēque only lists items made of coral that have been vetted as being antique and that have not used new coral; coral items are not available for international shipping without the necessary licences.
Omnēque is committed to complying with all applicable legal requirements.
This environmental and social policy will be reviewed periodically and is made available for all Omnēque staff, partners and clients.