Environmental: The carbon emissions for pottery production can range from 2.2 to 3.6 kg CO2e per kg of product.
The journey of raw materials used in pottery production until the finished product has been taken into account during our life cycle assessment.
This includes the extraction and processing of raw materials, the manufacturing process, transportation, and the end-of-life stage.
We at Tisser, take care to ensure that our pottery products have minimal impact on the environment by considering the entire life cycle of our products during our carbon footprint calculations.
The manufacturing process of pottery products is often done by hand, which means that there is a relatively low level of energy consumption compared to other industrial processes, thereby resulting in lower carbon footprint.
For example, the carbon footprint for production and the entire life cycle of a steel glass is 8 kg CO2e per kg of product. But you can help in reducing the footprint by switching to ceramic glass!
Social: Tisser has many clusters which take up the responsibility to create beautiful artisanal work under Mahila Arthik Vikas Mahamandal (MAVIM).
Along with this, the majority of our pottery products are manufactured at the Yusuf Meherally Centre (YMC) located in Tara Village, near Panvel in Maharashtra, India. The center’s programs and initiatives focus on a wide range of issues, including women’s empowerment, education, health, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and waste management.
The center also provides vocational training and livelihood opportunities for marginalized communities. Some of our other clusters are at Kamothe, Kalamboli, Rodpali, Navde, Vareli, Varedi, Valhe, Dushmi, Kalhe and Savla
Governance: Our Code of Ethics and Conduct outlines our expectations for ethical behavior, and applies to all employees, directors, and contractors. The Code covers a range of topics, including conflicts of interest, gifts and hospitality, fair dealing, confidentiality, and compliance with laws and regulations.
We also have a whistleblower policy in place, which provides a confidential mechanism for employees and others to report suspected violations of the Code or other ethical concerns.
Reports can be made anonymously and are investigated by our independent ethics and compliance team. In addition to our Code of Ethics and Conduct and whistleblower policy, we have established a compliance program to ensure that we are meeting our legal and regulatory obligations.
This program includes regular risk assessments, internal audits, and training and awareness initiatives. By prioritizing ethics and compliance, we are working to build a culture of trust and transparency at Tisser, and to ensure that, we are meeting our obligations to our stakeholders and the community at large.