The companies, as well as 12 others, made pledges in collaboration with the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance
Tiffany & Co., Signet, Richline, and Rio Grande are among the 16 companies that have joined with the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance to commit to combating wildlife trafficking.
The commitments, which were made in honor of World Wildlife Day on March 3, include a pledge to share best practices, educate consumers, and ensure their supply chains are free of illegal wildlife products.
“Richline and our industry organization partners are committed to raise awareness and share best practices with our peers to achieve progress on this critical issue. We hope the announcements today will be a catalyst for a series of additional commitments from others in our industry,” said Mark Hanna, chief marketing officer at Richline.
“Tiffany has not sold ivory, coral, or exotic skins for many years due to the potential of harming endangered wildlife. We are proud to be part of this cross-industry effort to help more companies and consumers make informed choices and shut down the market for illegal wildlife products in the U.S.,” said Mike Kowalski, chairman of Tiffany & Co.
“The alliance is honored to partner with leading companies, conservation organizations, and the U.S. government to educate U.S. consumers and shut down U.S. demand for illegal wildlife products. By putting our wallets in line with our values we can work together to protect these treasured species for the benefit of our planet, our security, and future generations,” said David Hayes, chair of the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance.
A full list of corporate commitments is available here.