Your watch may look fabulous, but you need to ask yourself:
“Did anyone suffer when this was made?”
If they did, then all its beauty and functions are worthless.
Materials used in watches, such as tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold
from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and its neighbours,
often serve as a source of funds for armed groups.
That sad reality is the reason they are known as “conflict minerals.”
AT CITIZEN L, we don’t think that beauty should be supported by suffering and misery.
Our suppliers provide us with conflict-free mineral reports verifying that their materials
are either not produced in the DRC or, if they are, come from a conflict-free smelter.
Not knowing about something is never an excuse.
CITIZEN L is committed to responsible manufacturing.