CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

OUR MISSION:

 
Yoko London is conscious of the social and environmental challenges that surround the jewellery industry
and strives to work in a way that protects both our people and our environment. 

PEARLS: NATURE’S SUSTAINABLE GEMSTONE

  • Pearl farming is one of the most sustainable and positively conscious practices in the jewellery industry with pearls being one of the few sustainable gemstones.
  • Modern pearl farming relies predominantly on hatchery breeding programmes. These programmes carefully facilitate the reproduction of hundreds of thousands of hatchery oysters, ensuring that pearl farming does not deplete wild oyster stocks.
Different Types of Pearls Explained

PEARLS: NATURE’S RENEWABLE GEMSTONE

  • Pearl farming is one of the most sustainable and positively conscious practices in the jewellery industry with pearls being one of the few renewable and sustainable gemstones. Pearls are the only gemstone produced by a living creature, which can produce multiple pearls throughout their lifetime, meaning pearls are in continuous production.
  • Modern pearl farming relies predominantly on hatchery breeding programmes. These programmes carefully facilitate the reproduction of hundreds of thousands of oysters, ensuring that pearl farming does not deplete wild oyster stocks, but rather increases them. 
Different Types of Pearls Explained
Different Types of Pearls Explained

FINE QUALITY PEARLS PRODUCED BY HAPPY OYSTERS:

  • Pearl oysters thrive in clean, beautiful water and the finest quality pearls are produced in such environments. 
  • As a result of this, pearl farms actively conserve and, in some cases, completely restore biodiversity and the ecosystem in the surrounding waters.
  • Independent research has identified that there is a distinct positive connection between pearl farming and the conservation of sensitive ecosystems, such as coral reefs.

FINE QUALITY PEARLS PRODUCED BY HAPPY OYSTERS:

  • Pearl oysters thrive in clean, beautiful water and the finest quality pearls are produced in such environments. 
  • As a result of this, pearl farms actively conserve and, in some cases, completely restore biodiversity and the ecosystem in the surrounding waters.
  • Independent research has identified that there is a distinct positive connection between pearl farming and the conservation of sensitive ecosystems, such as coral reefs.
Different Types of Pearls Explained

OYSTERS & NATURAL FILTRATION:

  • 70% of the carbon dioxide produced by humans is absorbed by the ocean. 
  • Oysters act as a natural filter and will remove carbon dioxide from their surroundings and convert it to the crystalised carbonate which forms their shells. 
  • This natural filtering process helps clean the ocean and promotes the growth of underwater grasses – an important habitat for many other species. 
Different Types of Pearls Explained

OYSTERS & NATURAL FILTRATION:

  • 70% of the carbon dioxide produced by humans is absorbed by the ocean. 
  • Oysters act as a natural filter and will remove carbon dioxide from their surroundings and convert it to the crystalised carbonate which forms their shells. 
  • This natural filtering process helps clean the ocean and promotes the growth of underwater grasses – an important habitat for many other species. 
Different Types of Pearls Explained
Different Types of Pearls Explained

PEARL FARMING & ECONOMIC DIVERSITY:

  • Pearl farms offer an opportunity for these, often remote, local communities to diversify their economy. Pearl farms are an important economic pillar for these communities, alongside tourism and fishing. 
  • Pearl farming also ensures that many of these local economies do not have to rely on fishing as their main source of income, reducing the risk of over fishing and preventing the dangerous impact this has on aquatic culture. 

PEARL FARMING & ECONOMIC DIVERSITY:

  • Pearl farms offer an opportunity for these, often remote, local communities to diversify their economy. Pearl farms are an important economic pillar for these communities, alongside tourism and fishing. 
  • Pearl farming also ensures that many of these local economies do not have to rely on fishing as their main source of income, reducing the risk of over fishing and preventing the dangerous impact this has on aquatic culture. 
Different Types of Pearls Explained

As a producer of the finest pearl jewellery, Yoko London is constantly sourcing pearls of the highest purity, lustre, colour & shape. Over the past 48 years, we have developed close partnerships with some of the most trusted, environmentally aware and sustainable pearl farmers in the industry. We are extremely proud of the positive impact that the cultured pearl industry plays in developing local economies, whilst simultaneously preserving the clean waters and biodiversity in the waters surrounding the pearl farms.

As a producer of the finest pearl jewellery, Yoko London is constantly sourcing pearls of the highest purity, lustre, colour & shape. Over the past 48 years, we have developed close partnerships with some of the most trusted, environmentally aware and sustainable pearl farmers in the industry. We are extremely proud of the positive impact that the cultured pearl industry plays in developing local economies, whilst simultaneously preserving the clean waters and biodiversity in the waters surrounding the pearl farms.

Our Manufacturing Process & Social Responsibility: 

  • Having worked in the pearl industry for over 48 years, we have developed long term relationships with some of the best suppliers in the business and we are confident in stating that each piece of Yoko London is manufactured responsibly and in adherence of all industry standards, such as the Kimberley Process.
  • To help minimize waste, we recycle any unused gold or precious materials, as well as using recycled gold in our designs whenever possible. 
  • Our main workshop is based in the UK, which allows us to maintain strict control over the manufacturing process. 

Our Manufacturing Process & Social Responsibility: 

  • Having worked in the pearl industry since 1973, we have developed long term relationships with some of the best suppliers in the business and we are confident in stating that each piece of Yoko London is manufactured responsibly and in adherence of all industry standards, such as the Kimberley Process.
  • To help minimize waste, we recycle any unused gold or precious materials, as well as using recycled gold in our designs whenever possible. 
  • Our main workshop is based in the UK, which allows us to maintain strict control over the manufacturing process. 

Our People & Internal Practices: 

  • We understand the immeasurable value that diversity brings to a team, which is why cultivating an inclusive environment with diversity at its core has always been a priority for us. We strive to foster a positive, friendly and caring working environment for all Yoko London employees, and provide each and every employee with an equal opportunity for growth. 

Our People & Internal Practices: 

  • We understand the immeasurable value that diversity brings to a team, which is why cultivating an inclusive environment with diversity at its core has always been a priority for us. We strive to foster a positive, friendly and caring working environment for all Yoko London employees, and provide each and every employee with an equal opportunity for growth. 

We recognise that, despite our continuous efforts, sustainability and social responsibility is a journey, and we are committed to continually reviewing and improving our practices wherever possible.

We recognise that, despite our continuous efforts, sustainability and social responsibility is a journey, and we are committed to continually reviewing and improving our practices wherever possible.