The French luxury brand has come under fire for its stance on light pollution after a recent report by the US Environmental Protection Agency.
The study was commissioned by Cartier and said light pollution in the US was the second most serious environmental threat facing the world in 2017 after climate change.
A spokesperson for Cartier said they did not agree with the report, and that they would look into the report’s findings and take appropriate action.
“We take light pollution very seriously, and we believe that it is one of the biggest challenges facing our world today,” the spokesperson told the AFP news agency.
“In light of the growing number of instances of light-emitting diode (LED) devices, which are linked to health problems and even premature death, Cartier believes that the light-pollution problem needs to be addressed,” the statement said.
“It is essential that manufacturers adhere to the highest standards in terms of safety and performance, and therefore Cartier is working to ensure that light pollution is no longer the cause of such health issues.”
Light pollution in 2017 was the third highest on the list, according to the Environmental Protection Office, with the average level of harmful light pollution affecting 1,064 people per day.
The US has long been the leader in the light pollution battle, with a combined average of more than 3,000 light-related deaths per year, according the EPA.
But the report from the EPA does not name the brands brands that were singled out in the report.