Pottz Surfboards has had in place global social compliance programs, led by our people and our brands setting the expectation for social compliance. Our approach is as follows.
Does not engage in or support the use of child labour. Suppliers and Contractors must not recruit child labour.
FORCED AND COMPULSORY LABOR
Employment is freely chosen. There is no forced, bonded, indentured or involuntary prison labour. Workers are not required to pay fees or lodge “deposits” or original identity papers with their employer and are free to leave their employer after reasonable notice.
A safe and hygienic working environment is provided, bearing in mind the prevailing knowledge of the industry and of any specific hazards. Adequate steps are taken to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, associated with, or occurring in the course of work, by minimising, so far as is reasonably practicable, the causes of hazards inherent in the working environment. Applicable occupational Health and Safety regulations are adhered to, and a working environment which is safe and conducive to good health shall be provided.
Access to clean toilet facilities and to potable water, and, sanitary facilities for food storage shall is provided.
There is no discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, caste, nationality, origin, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, union membership or political affiliation.
All personnel is treated with dignity and respect; zero tolerance of corporal punishment, mental or physical abuse of personnel; no harsh or inhumane treatment.
Respect right of personnel to living wage; all workers paid at least legal minimum wage
ENVIRONMENT: Our environmental initiatives are people and brand driven:
- MAKE THINGS CLEANER: Reduce your carbon footprint. By employing green chemistry techniques that require less energy and produce less harmful byproducts, we reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from production of our resins by 50% over conventional petroleum based epoxies. Using today’s modern Life Cycle Analysis techniques we can demonstrate how our resins can help your products reduce their environmental impact;
- SUSTAINABILITY BY SHARED BIO MASS PIPELINE: Not all carbon is created equal. We replace petroleum based carbon with renewable plant-based carbon. The raw materials going into our resins are co-products or waste products of other industrially important processes. These materials do not compete with food sources or displace food-based agriculture. Using an international standard method of radio carbon dating, we verify the renewable content of the resins so you know exactly where they come from;
- WE COLLECT OUR WASTE EPS FOAM: We use our waste EPS foam in two aways, to pack our boards and to turn it directly into a new surfboard blank. A much higher use for this foam is to turn it directly into a new surfboard blank;
- AT THE FACTORY: At our office and factory we also take steps to reduce our impact on the environment, as an example, Pottz has been upgrading the office and factory with energy efficient LED lighting, reducing energy consumption and reducing cooling loads from air conditioning.
In respect of packaging and paper, undue and unnecessary use of materials is avoided, and recycled materials are used whenever appropriate.
In respect of energy use, all production and delivery processes, including the use of heating, ventilation, lighting, IT systems and transportation, are based on the need to maximise efficient energy use and to minimise harmful emissions.