GENEVA – The global ESG coalition for watch and jewellery companies, The Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 (WJI 2030), has announced the appointment of Alexander Lacik, CEO of Pandora, to its board of directors.
Alexander Lacik joined Pandora in 2019 and has led the Danish jewellery brand through an impressive financial turnaround while establishing an ambitious sustainability programme.
Under his leadership, Pandora has committed to halve carbon emissions across the company’s full value chain by 2030, reach gender parity in leadership positions, and follow circularity principles in design and manufacturing.
Pandora, the world’s largest jeweller by volume, is sourcing 100% recycled silver and gold to craft its jewellery and is pioneering the use of lab-grown diamonds.
Iris Van der Veken, Executive Director & Secretary General of the Watch and Jewellery Initiative 2030, said:
“The WJI is a coalition formed to support the sector in addressing the question of sustainability through multi stakeholder cooperation, measurable actions and partnerships. Alexander Lacik’s extensive experience and commitment to responsible business practices will contribute greatly to this objective. His support will undoubtedly strengthen the industry-wide efforts to create positive change.”
Alexander Lacik said:
“I am honoured to join the Board of the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030. The industry has a pivotal role to play in addressing global sustainability challenges, and I am excited to bring our learnings from Pandora and collaborate with industry peers to drive change and innovation.”
The WJI 2030 was founded by Cartier and Kering in 2021. The Initiative is guided by the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Today, WJI 2030 has more than 50 members that collaborate to achieve sustainable industry development in areas including climate, resource preservation, and inclusiveness.
Before joining Pandora, Alexander Lacik held leadership positions at global consumer
goods companies Reckitt Benckiser and Procter & Gamble. He is a Swedish national and
is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.