We scoured the globe for a robust due diligence standard that is accessible for small batch producers, and one didn’t exist – so we created our own. PBP is committed to assess and progress our makers.
Our ESG Diligence for Makers
The due diligence process consists of an initial Readiness Assessment, for all of the makers joining the platform, starting with adherence to our Code of Conduct and PBP Charter. The ESG Diligence is designed to grasp how ready MSMEs are to respond to the changing expectations of regulators, brands and retailers, investors, financial institutions, consumers and other stakeholders. This is then followed by a Baseline Assessment to obtain precise performance levels, and finally an Outcomes Assessment, which will be administered periodically in order to measure the progress of the organisation’s ESG performance over time.
Due Diligence and Process Timeline
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ESG Due Diligence
The assessment covers key topics in the social, environmental and governance (ESG) dimensions. The responses of the ESG Assessment are scored on a five-point scale that reflects the organisation’s level of maturity on each function or topic and, unlike audits, it is not a pass-fail exercise. The questions are not trying to assess compliance with legal or code standards, but rather the readiness and capacity to identify and manage human rights and environmental risks linked to the operations of the organisationes are scored on a maturity scale:
Our maturity scale and support resources are investments in the growth of our makers and the impact to our environment. Makers that have completed Readiness Assessment are designated with a special PBP Verified Mark.
Key maker attributes
Celebrating women founders or in senior leadership positions
Low-impact materials from within the ecosystem
Promoting the conservation of traditional craft techniques
Processes that improve the social and environmental impact of both production inputs and outputs
Unique products from the hands of skilled artisans
New ways to improve product and the lives of our families, communities and our natural world, including circularity
“Working with a team that understands the benefits and challenges of
artisanal work generates a very authentic synergy of collaboration.”
“Working with a team that understands the benefits and challenges of artisanal work generates a very authentic synergy of collaboration.”
Michele De Alba
Directora General at Al Centro Ceramica