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Sustainability at a glance

Mondaine Group

We are CO2 neutral, for YOU and the PLANET!

Hello to all our friends, partners, and sustainably minded peers!

My name is Andre Bernheim, I am Swiss, the president of the board, and jointly with my brother Ronnie, the 2nd generation co-owner of the Mondaine Group with our four brands: Mondaine, Luminox, M-Watch and Pierre Cardin. I am also the Chief Sustainability Officer of the group, as our belief is that sustainability needs to be a top priority for any company. 

We are a Swiss SME, and we have a history of continuous efforts in sustainable business practices over the past decades that have made us a leader in our industry. Our group and all our four brands are comprehensively CO2 neutral (scopes 1,2 and 3 of the Greenhouse Gas protocol GHG). 


Andre Bernheim, Co-Owner and Member of the Board of the Mondaine Watch Ltd. group

Our approach

For decades, the Mondaine Group's sustainability path has followed for decades the 3R rule: Reduce, Recycle, Reuse

We make it our mission to apply the 3Rs in all areas of the supply chain; from the sourcing of raw materials, shipping components to our Swiss factory, the factory itself and headquarters, as well as business travelling, and shipments to our direct customers.

As there always are and always will be non-avoidable CO2 emissions in every part of our lives, we knew we would have to invest in offsets to become comprehensively climate neutral.

Through multiple reforestation projects, we have continued to compensate for our emissions, as this will remove already existing CO2 from the atmosphere. In 2020, The Mondaine Group was one of the first watch companies worldwide to achieve comprehensive CO2 neutrality. We are dedicated to ensuring we remain CO2 neutral in the years to come. Our CO2neutrality is calculated on an ecological balance sheet  which was created and evaluated y an external consulting firm and includes all areas of the Greenhouse Gas protocol (GHG), scopes 1, 2 and 3. 

Our goals for the future

  • To continue our path following the 3Rs; Reduce, Recycle and Reuse on all levels. 
  • Remain CO2 neutral on the comprehensive level of scopes 1,2 and 3 of the GHG protocol and the compensation of the non-avoidable emissions through reforesting organizations. 
  • Support our partners in achieving their sustainability goals with active support from our side. 
  • Replace cow leather entirely with vegan grape leather (and other sustainable materials), which we introduced in March of 2022 for the Mondaine brand with the goal to replace all our animal-based leather with vegan materials by the end of 2023.
  • Expand our watch recycling offer in other areas of the world.
  • Evaluate our ability to become climate positive in the long term 2024 and beyond and staying ahead of the watch industry in terms of sustainability. 

And the most recent ones:


  • Continued the transition from animal leather to vegan grape
    leather for all product lines.  All watches will be vegan by the end of 2023. 
  • Partnered with One Tree Planted – with every watch or clock purchase, a tree is donated to the U.S. National Forest. 


  • Launched the first Luminox #tide watches, in partnership with #tide Ocean Material. The case and strap are made of 100% recycled ocean plastic. 
  • Achieve comprehensive CO2 neutrality.
  • Non-avoidable emissions through reforestation with three organizations: Fairventures Global, NPO, in Borneo, Gula Gula in Indonesia and OAK in Switzerland. This is done to offset the equivalent amount of CO2 that is created by our company along its supply chain of all our emissions. 


  • Continued to build on our CO2 neutrality by following the 3R rules and offsetting emissions created, including those from shipping our products to our direct customers worldwide. 
  • Introduced a new eco-friendly giftbox for the Mondaine brand made of recycled cardboard and significantly reduced its volume and weight which reduced their CO2 emissions by more than 50% for production and shipping. 
  • Utilized recycled ABS material to introduce a new eco-friendly Luminox giftbox for all watches. 
  • 2019: Installed the photovoltaic power plant at our Swiss factory, supplying up to 80% of our power consumption.
  • 2017: Launched the Mondaine Essence Collection, a series of watches made with sustainable and recycled materials. The case is made of wonder tree (a castor oil) compound, while the straps are made of wonder tree compound oil, or rPET, cotton, etc.
  • 2015: Introduced the use of ecological strap material such as linen, rPET felt and rPET nylon, cotton, cork, etc for various watch collections from the Mondaine Brand.
  • 1993: Joined oebu, the Swiss Business Council for Sustainable Development, a group of ecology minded business leaders.
  • Early 1990s: Mondaine started the first upcycling of consumer used waste metal to produce new watch cases.
  • 1973: World’s first analog solar watch manufactured by Mondaine.

"I am certain that I was able to demonstrate that we at Mondaine Group are taking sustainability very seriously and have been for decades already. We will continue to push ourselves further, for the benefit of our earth, and for you, our customers. Or as I like to say with a smile: in terms of sustainability, only “no” watch (and no mobile phone) is a good watch. The second-best choice is a CO2 neutral watch from our Group. Good for you, and the planet. 

We appreciate any support you might want to give or share with us. Thank you and be well."

- Andre Bernheim

Chief Sustainability Officer, The Mondaine Group