As respected corporate citizens within our communities and our industry Lux Bond & Green maintains highly developed standards towards social, environmental and business practices. Each generation of the Green family has committed their time and energies to the fundamental principles of leadership, honestly and setting an example for the industry to follow.
Both John Green and Marc Green have taken leadership positions in creating responsible guidelines through the Jewelers of America, Jewelers Vigilance Committee, Responsible Jewellery Council, Gemological Institute of America and other industry organizations. It has been through this leadership, both personally and representing Lux Bond & Green, that many of the mandates for supply chain practices have been instituted in conjunction with United States government oversight. From the 1999 approval of the Kimberly Process to the formation of the Responsible Jewellery Council in 2005 which was founded to insure responsible jewelry practices within our diamond, jewelry and watch supply chain, Lux Bond & Green has been passionately involved to create a forward thinking industry.These initiatives and organizations have had positive effects on our environment through responsible mining and education, through the social practices of our industry toward beneficiation to those most affected by mining and always being mindful as a custodian for consumer trust in our industry.
Lux Bond & Green has been an early advocate of protecting our environment through signing on to the Too Precious to Wear Coral Pledge protecting our coral reefs by strictly following the Kimberly Process and by asking each and every vendor to sign a commitment letter stating how they follow their own responsible social, environmental and business practices. We understand that it takes our collective efforts to cause change in every aspect of our business from our boxes and bags to our energy use. We are committed to sustaining our earths resources, our employees health and well-being of our community through these evolving guidelines.
We partner with the most respected brands and manufacturers around the world who create our Lux inspired designs as well their own iconic designs. They maintain workshops that are among the most progressive within in the jewelry, watch and gift industry. They meet and/or are working towards the highest standards for safety, cleanliness and protection of our environment.
Charitable Giving continues to be a cornerstone of our familys belief in community and corporate responsibility and it dates back to our founder M. A. Green and the generations who carried on his traditions. Assisting one person and community at a time our annual involvement with charitable foundations, civic organizations and community events is well documented. Our bi-monthly meetings from the requests of our community are thoughtfully debated and difficult decisions are made to protect the health of the staff and the communities we serve. In addition to charitable giving, we continue to support the livelihood of our communities through our sponsorships of the Christmas Wish CT, Manchester Road Race, Travelers Championship, Boston Red Sox, Westport Playhouse, Westport Public Library, Theater Works and so many important worthy organizations to ensure a strong cultural and responsible environment for our staff and customers.
Lux Bond & Green is proud of the affiliations we have achieved in the jewelry industry. These jewelry and related organizations insure strict ethical, social, business and environmental standards within our jewelry supply chain.
As we enter our 119th year as a family jewelry, watch and gift store our commitment has never been stronger to working to improve on our past successes and create a business and industry that is keenly focused on community values, social responsibilities, environmental integrity and sound business practices. We invite your thoughts and participation to that continual improvement.