In the beginning Swarovski positioned their plants near a river to provide an endless supply of water for engery and manufacturing. Being dependent on that water for over 100 years they have grown to appreciate and value its importance to their business and the world around them. Water conservation and preservation has become an important part of Swarovski's business philosophy and way of life.

Swarovski uses water in grinding and polishing the crystals, as well as generating power. 98% of the water used in grinding the crystals is recirculated into the production line. The water that is not recirculated into the system goes through a treatment plant before returning into nature. Every bit of water is watched and accounted for as they endeavor to minimize their water footprint on the planet.

But one company being responsible is not enough. So they created Waterschool to teach children the values of water and sanitation. Realizing that water-born illnesses are a siginificant factor in the lives and mortatilty of children in developing countries, Swarovski set out to make a difference in the smallest of lives. As they teach children the importance of bathing and washing hands, they work to provide the necessary resources to bring that clean water to the children. They have created a program and cycle that is improving the lives of children, bringing clean water to developing areas, and working to help people conserve water in their lives.

It is always a pleasure to work with a company that puts attention to detail and caring into everything they do. The quality of the company really does show in the quality of the product. If you would like more information about Swarovski's Waterschool, you can check them out here.