Calleija is committed to a more sustainable future through contributing to a fair and equal society by respecting both human and animal rights, creating a positive impact for people across our value chain and maintaining the highest standards of climate positive and regenerate resources.
To learn more about our practices and policies in depth please read below or get in touch with us directly.
Calleija’s Environmental Policy formalises Calleija’s commitment to supporting the principles of environmental sustainability and recognises that a sustainable environment is central to our lives and our work.
Calleija acknowledges that its activities have an impact on the global and local environment and that we can modify our operations to reduce our negative environmental impacts.
Calleija is committed to improving its environmental performance and reducing its contribution to climate change and environmental degradation.
By integrating sustainable environmental practices in our daily activities Calleija aims to have environmentally sustainable infrastructure development and operations.
This policy and associated procedures apply to all staff and contractors of Calleija. Calleija respects our relationship with the natural environment and its life-sustaining ecosystems and recognises the need to maintain and restore a rich biodiversity. Calleija acknowledges the adverse impacts that human activity can impose and takes actions to prevent degradation of our natural systems, while supporting the repair and recovery of those systems. Calleija commits to the following principles and practices:
- Fostering the sustainable use of the Earth’s resources by “treading lightly”, recognising the approach of Australia’s Indigenous people in minimising our impact on the land.
- Managing, monitoring and measuring environmental performance and establishing objectives and targets to minimise these impacts.
- Communicating our environmental performance through the annual report and other internal and external reports.
- Reducing the consumption of resources associated with operations (e.g. energy, water, paper).
- Minimising the production of greenhouse gases, particularly those associated with energy consumption, the vehicle fleet and air travel.
- Minimising waste production and maximising the amount reused and recycled.
- Considering environmental aspects in the procurement of products and services and endeavouring to ensure suppliers meet high standards of environmental performance.
- Ensuring that all new capital works programs incorporate comprehensive environmental sustainability principles.
- Committing to the principles of pollution prevention and continual improvement.
- Recognising that all staff have a responsibility to assist Calleija to meet the commitments in this policy.
- Empowering staff to minimise our environmental impacts through raising staff awareness.
- Working closely with our employees, contractors, suppliers, clients, and the community to develop and implement environmental initiatives.
- Providing leadership to the community and industry by demonstrating best practice methods of delivering sustainable initiatives.
- Complying with relevant Commonwealth and State Government environmental policy, practices, regulations and legislation.
- Communicating this policy to all employees, contractors and other stakeholders as well as making this policy available to the general public.
- Maintaining and enhancing biodiversity at our premises, particularly in natural areas.
Calleija strives to be a responsible company that not only has its employees’ wellbeing at heart but also that of the environment. Calleija supports responsible business practices, integrating ethical, human rights, social and environmental considerations into its strategy and day-to-day operations. Employees, contractors and business partners are expected to adhere to responsible standards, in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations and company policies and procedures.
Calleija recognise the limits and fragility of the world’s natural resources, we view our environmental impact as an important consideration in the development of our business strategy. We monitor and improve the social performance of our supply chain by ensuring our suppliers respect fundamental human rights through fair treatment of workers and reduce the environmental impact of their operations.
Whether it’s protecting landscapes from the damaging effects of mining or voicing support for the protection of human rights, we advocate for important issues and encourage others to join us in creating meaningful change. We understand that the long-term resilience of our planet and its natural resources, the well-being of our people and the success of our business go together which is why it is key for us to have a positive impact where we operate.
We believe fine craftmanship starts with responsibly sourcing high-quality raw materials and continues through to the creation of the final piece of jewellery. We source the majority of our diamonds, gems and metals directly from mines and companies we know. We are devoted to better understanding the social, economic and environmental impact of the mining and processing of precious metals so that we can create positive change along the supply chain, all the way from the mine to our customers.
Protecting the Environment
Our dedication to protect the natural world is paramount to Calleija. We aspire to leave behind a world that is as beautiful and abundant as the one we inherited. We know the need to protect certain special places from mining such as Argyle Diamond Mine in the Kimberly region of Western Australia.
Our Supply Chain
At Calleija’ we manufacture most of our products ourselves at our own workshops. We also make it our business to get to know who we work with and ensure that our suppliers have the same values.
Calleija is conscious of the impact transportation has on carbon emissions. As such we actively encourage practises aimed at reducing the emissions in our supply chain. When considering logistics Calleija requires the following:
Inbound freight: All inbound freight must be shipped by the lowest impact method where possible. Quotes for sea or road freight must always be obtained and considered prior to booking air freight. In the event goods are needed urgently Calleija must investigate the option of shipping a partial amount of the order by air with the balance of the freight coming by a lower impact method.
Preference must be given to companies with strong sustainability credentials. For example:
Outgoing freight: All outbound freight must be shipped using companies with strong sustainability policies. Using companies that have carbon neutral options are the first priority. It is important all shipments be considered and transported by the lowest impact method possible.
Calleija is committed to excellence in safety, health, and environmental performance in all our operations and products, to protect the environment of the communities within which we operate, our employees, and the users of our articles.
Calleija has detailed expectations for all stakeholders involved in the production and manufacturing of articles we use and ensure our suppliers take into account the European Union REACH and UK Regulation, Department of Toxic Substances Control of California, Proposition 65, and Department of Chinese regulation through the GB Chinese National Standards (when applicable). Calleija ensures that limits for substances under REACH, UK REACH, Proposition 65, and the GB Standards are as indicated in the Annex attached.
Article: an object that during production is given a special shape, surface, or design that determines its function to a greater degree than does its chemical composition. All objects, components, products, materials, constituents, finished products, and packaging supplied to Calleija are considered articles and shall be referred to hereinafter as “articles”.
For example, the following objects are articles: yarns, animal skin, a textile, metallic trims, a vial, a cork, an element of packaging, etc.
EEA: the group of countries consisting of the contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, which are Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and the 27-member states of the European Union.
Registration with ECHA: in the application of the “No data, no market” principle, European companies have an obligation to register substances that they import or manufacture, including substances contained in mixtures or substances released by articles with an intended release. The deadline for registration varies depending on the quantity of the substance present in the articles, mixtures or articles with an intended release that are imported or manufactured by the company and the nature of the substance.
- Some substances, defined as “phase-in substances” by REACH – substances listed in the European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances (EINECS), substances manufactured in the EU but not placed on the market, such as intermediate substances used in manufacturing processes, or substances placed on the market in the EU but no longer considered as polymers (“No Longer Polymers” or NLPs) – may be granted longer time periods for registration, provided they have been pre-registered. For these substances, the registration deadlines are as follows:
- December 1, 2010, for substances manufactured or imported in quantities greater than 1,000 metric tons per year and for the most hazardous substances.
- May 31, 2013, for substances manufactured or imported in quantities between 100 and 1,000 metric tons per year. For further information on this upcoming deadline, we encourage you to visit the following page of the ECHA Web site: http://echa.europa.eu/2013_en.asp.
- May 31, 2018, for substances manufactured or imported in quantities between 1 and 100 metric tons per year.
- These extended registration deadlines do not apply to new substances not covered by the definition of a phase-in substance – known as “non phase-in substances” – which must therefore be registered before the quantity of the substance manufactured or imported, whether on its own, in mixtures, or in articles with an intended release reaches 1 metric ton per year.
Mixture: a mixture or solution composed of two or more substances. Examples: perfumes, cosmetics, glues, colorings, dyes, inks, varnishes, paints, etc.
REACH: Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of December 18, 2006, which concerns the registration, evaluation and authorization of chemicals. REACH also governs the restrictions applicable to these substances. REACH is amended on a regular basis; to view the text of the regulation in its most recent version, we encourage you to visit the ECHA’s REACH legislation page at the following URL: http://echa.europa.eu/regulations/reach/legislation. Scroll down to the section entitled “Consolidated version of the REACH Regulation”, where you will find a link to the latest consolidated version in English, as well as links to consolidated versions of the text in other languages of the European Union.
UK REACH: Under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, the EU REACH Regulation was brought into UK law on 1 January 2021 and is known as UK REACH. REACH, and related legislation were replicated in the UK with the changes needed to make it operable in a domestic context. The REACH Statutory Instruments that made these changes can be found on legislation.gov.uk. The key principles of the EU REACH Regulation were retained in UK REACH.
The UK REACH and the EU REACH regulations operate independently from each other. You must ensure you comply with both regulations, where necessary.
UK REACH regulates chemicals placed on the market in GB.
Under the terms of the Northern Ireland Protocol, EU REACH continues to apply in Northern Ireland.
Substance: a chemical element and its compounds in the natural state or obtained by any manufacturing process, including any additive necessary to preserve its stability and any impurity deriving from the process used, but excluding any solvent which may be separated without affecting the stability of the substance or changing its composition.
SVHC: this acronym refers to substances identified by ECHA as “substances of very high concern”. These substances may have very serious and often irreversible effects on human beings and the environment. SVHC included on the ECHA’s Candidate List are those with the potential to become substances subject to authorization in the near future. This list is amended on a regular basis. The latest version may be found at the following URL: http://echa.europa.eu/candidate-list-table.
Substances subject to authorization: substances listed in Annex XIV of REACH. The use of these substances is prohibited in the EEA from the dates indicated in Annex XIV of REACH. Substances included in Annex XIV are selected from among substances considered as SVHC.
Restricted substances: substances listed in Annex XVII of REACH. Annex XVII restricts the placing on the market and use of certain substances as well as their presence in certain articles.
Substances included on the Proposition 65 list: substances recognized by the State of California as causing cancer or reproductive toxicity. This list is amended on a regular basis. The latest version may be found at the following URL: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/prop65/prop65_list/Newlist.html
Animal welfare policy
Calleija firmly believes it is not acceptable for animals to suffer in the name of fashion or cosmetics.
Calleija is committed to reducing the products we sell that use animal products or by-products.
Calleija requires animal material suppliers to adopt industry best practice rearing, transportation and slaughter standards, based on the internationally recognised Five Freedoms which recommend animals should be afforded:
- Freedom from hunger, malnutrition and thirst
- Freedom from fear and distress
- Freedom from heat stress of physical discomfort
- Freedom from pain, injury and disease
- Freedom to express normal patterns of behaviour
These higher welfare standards are referenced throughout this policy under the term “good animal husbandry”.
Calleija requires suppliers to provide information on the name of the species of animal used in our products (both common and scientific name) and the country of origin. All suppliers, are required to comply with this policy.
Materials derived from vulnerable or endangered species appearing on either the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) or the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) lists must not be used in products sold by Calleija.
Calleija currently does not use any wool in our products.
LEATHER & SKINS
Calleija is committed to reducing products we sell that use leather or skins. In the rare event that leather is required we will only use cow, sheep, goat or pig leather or skin, sourced as a by-product of the meat industry and from producers with good animal husbandry practises.
Products using leather will be discontinued and not replaced once sold. Eg Kailis business card holders.
FEATHERS & DOWN
Feathers and down is not be used in our products.
ANIMAL HAIR, BONE, SHELL, HORN OR TEETH
Animal Hair, bone, shell, horn and Teeth are not be used in our products.
Calleija is committed to only using pearls from suppliers who adhere to strict industry best practice rearing and good animal husbandry. Pearls sourced from Australian farms which are certified by the MSC (Marine Stewardship Council). http://sustainable-pearl-stories.msc.org/ The MSC blue label is the consumers’ guarantee that the fishery has been positively assessed by a third party (independent of the MSC) on a robust set of global best practice sustainability standards, extending the principle of sustainability from harvesting seafood to harvesting pearl oysters and their pearls for jewellery.
Pearls must come from farms where the pearl oysters are grown in fresh clean, nutrient rich, free-flowing waters and not land locked lakes. Mass produced pearls such as seed pearls will not be used in Calleija jewellery and preference will always be given to Australian South Sea Pearls grown by industry recognised leaders in pearl farming.
Animal imagery or materials featured on our products, on the website or used for marketing, production and communication purposes, must be sensitive to animal welfare issues (such as the depiction of animals in captivity) and must comply with our Animal Welfare Policy. Animals and animal derived materials which are banned from our products must not be used for marketing, production and communication purposes.
To understand Calleija’s approach to human rights and the standards we set for ourselves and the people with whom we work, please read our Human Rights Policy Below.
Calleija Human Rights Policy
At Calleija, we:
- Respect and support human rights as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the ten principles of the UN Global Compact.
- Expect our employees and contractors to comply with this policy, in the context and spirit of Calleija’s purpose, values and Group Code of Conduct, and we seek to work with third parties who support our approach and standards.
- Comply with applicable legislation that supports human rights wherever we operate. Where our policy goes further than local laws, we’ll operate to our policy. If our policy conflicts with local law, we’ll follow local law while trying as far as possible to act in accordance with the spirit of our policy.
- Are committed to providing a fair, safe and healthy working environment for our employees that is free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, bullying or victimisation.
- Do not tolerate or support the use of child labour, forced or compulsory labour in our operations.
- Respect and support the right of employees to establish, join or not join trade unions or other associations, and we recognise any local rights to collective bargaining.
- Are committed to being an inclusive employer, promoting and valuing diversity within our workforce, among our customers, suppliers and in the communities in which we operate.
- Respect our customers’ privacy and protect their personal information.
- Care about the way our suppliers do business, and we will work with them to continuously improve. Our Supplier Code of Conduct outlines our expectations in the areas of labour and human rights, as well as health and safety, environment, ethical dealings and supply chain diversity.
- Do not tolerate bribery and corruption in any form. Bribes, pay-offs, facilitation payments, secret, unjustified or inflated commissions, kick backs and any like payments are strictly prohibited.
- If you suspect any behaviour which is inconsistent with this policy, you can use the Whistleblowing Process. The process provides an avenue for anyone to report suspected unethical, illegal or improper behaviour. Employees are encouraged to speak to their manager first.