Zero-emission pearl farming
Pearl oysters need a thriving marine ecosystem that offers nutrients and water quality for healthy growth. We are taking steps to reach net-zero emissions by developing responsible pearl farming standards and technical solutions to protect the natural environment and produce pearls in a more ecologically sustainable manner.In the past, when pearls were harvested, the shells and meat were disordered, except for the adductor muscle that was eaten as food. In collaboration with our internal and external partners, we are reusing and recycling all the waste that results from the process of pearl production.
For example, we extract active ingredients, such as collagen and conchiolin, which is known as pearl protein, from organic waste and use them in cosmetics and food supplements. Shells are used to make ornaments or improve soil quality. The residue of oyster meat and fouling organisms on the pearl oysters are used to make compost.