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Jaipur Living

United States
Jaipur Living
Jaipur Living is a global lifestyle brand with a passion for people, handmade products, and luxury interior design. Known for its high-quality rugs, poufs, pillows, and throws, Jaipur Living operates with a mission to create beautiful lives for its employees, artisans, and interior designer partners while preserving the art of handmade rugs. Combining artisan craft, time-honored techniques, and of-the-moment trends, every Jaipur Living handmade product is as meaningful as it is beautiful.

Best Practice Achievements

Sustainable Materials
We make a conscious effort to manage our materials selection, seeking materials we are confident are sustainable, such as legally harvested forest products, responsibly produced plantation products, and recycled content:
Recycling and Reclamation
We factor disassembly, recyclability and product reclamation into buying decisions. We offer a product reclamation/product reuse policy:
Return and Reuse
We use recycled or recyclable packing/packaging materials, offer blanket-wrap transportation arrangements for customers and have a carton return/reuse policy:
Chain of Custody
We ask for verifiable chain of custody documents (i.e. legal logging certifications) before buying products containing wood:
Decrease use of Toxic Chemicals
We have decreased our use/acceptance of known toxic chemicals for treatments, binders and finishes, replacing compounds that compromise indoor air quality and are harmful to human health:
Low Environmental Impact Textiles
We are asking our vendors for textiles that have a lower environmental impact, i.e. organic cotton in place of conventionally-grown cotton, as well as seeking other eco-friendly textiles:
Life Cycle Analysis
We are moving forward on doing a Life Cycle Analysis and/or are applying for SMaRT certification:
Local Sourcing
We extract, manufacture and distribute for consumer use within a 500 mile radius for at least a portion of our product line:
Third Party Certifications
We hold third party certifications for some of our products, or as a store, we promote and educate the consumer on the meaning of various third party certifications:
Sharing the Wealth
We take responsibility for sharing our commitment to sustainability up and down our entire supply chain, rewarding our vendors with increased business for partnering with us on sustainability issues:
Social Responsibility Code
We have a written Social Responsibility Code of Contact that is a baseline for employee relations:
Supplier Responsibility
We have written and distributed a Supplier Responsibility Code of Conduct for our vendors and conduct training at our partner facilities on the adoption of same:
Health and Safety Code Compliance
We and our partners meet or exceed all local health and safety codes and can document our health and safety working conditions in all our facilities/stores:
We Pay Living Wages
We pay a living wage rather than minimum wage and extend that around the globe:
We Sponsor Sustainability Events
We have participated in or sponsored in-store, community and/or regional educational events on sustainability and the environment:
We Inspect
We investigate and mitigate any negative environmental impacts from our operations:
Save Paper and Other Office Resources
We save paper and other office resources with a policy expressing an aversion to excess written documentation:
We Use Energy Specialists
We have had an energy specialist or utility company audit to measure our conventional energy usage and are on track to reduce it. We are replacing a portion of the energy we consume with certified renewable energy, either directly, via a program of our local utility, or via Green e-Power:
Updated Inefficient Equipment
We have replaced outdated and inefficient equipment, identified and changed wasteful resource procedures and implemented tighter operational controls:
Energy Efficient Lighting
We have increased the use of day lighting and/or are upgrading to more energy efficient lighting system:
Verified Sustainability Claims
We make only verifiable sustainability claims in adherence with FTC mandates against greenwash and in support of their Environmental Marketing Guides:
Committed to Training
We are committed to conducting training in-house and in the broader community about global climate change and our partnership with the SFC:
In keeping with our commitment to continual improvement, we are planning to take the following actions this year: On reducing energy consumption:

2019: We at Jaipur Living are committed to sustainability and making all efforts to succeed in our vision of a sustainable future where business is an agent of world benefit. To make our motherland and environment more sustainable, we are taking multiple initiatives, which are as follows:

* Reduction in consumption of Grid Power: We are moving towards converting our buildings into Green buildings and the steps taken are to provide access to sunlight in the workplace, reduction in running of air conditioners through providing proper ventilation. Also we have installed LED lights in place of traditional lighting systems.
* Installing indoor natural plantations which can absorb the bad air and produce purified air.
* Solar Power plant implementation: We are in process of installing solar power plants in all of our warehouses as well as production plants. The next target for us at Jaipur rugs is to convert all our buildings to Net Zero buildings, so all of the energy required for our manufacturing plants will be produced through renewable energy sources only.
* Reduction in Fossil Fuels: One of the biggest causes of pollution in today’s era is excessive consumption of fossil fuels for transportation. We at Jaipur have started targeting this as well. We encourage everyone to carpool to reduce fuel consumption in these two ways: by carpooling with other employees, and by contracting the local cab service company to provide commuting services to the office, which is cheaper than employees driving singly.
* Plastic ban: We have banned single use plastic in all our premises and banned the use of plastic water bottles. In replacement of plastic water bottles we have supplied stainless steel water bottles at the workplace for employees.
* Recycling of waste: We are very much concerned about the management of waste. So for this we have contracted with the licensed waste management companies for all kind of waste, be it IT waste, paper waste, or industrial waste. We have installed Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) in our production plants to recycle the waste water. After treatment of the waste water, we use it for our plantations.

2015: We are updating our technology to waste less energy in the warehouse and in office.

2014: We have put in place motion sensitive lights throughout our facility to help with energy consumption.

In keeping with our commitment to continual improvement, we are planning to take the following actions this year: On how we will manage our primary material or service to a more sustainable direction:

2019: We are now using 100% ecofriendly and compostable supplies in our café area at HPMT. We are serious about our commitment to helping live a more sustainable life.

2015: We are moving towards our files being 100% paperless by the end of the year.

2014: We continually work on a zero waste policy where our excess raw good are made into one of a kind artisan items to be sold to consumers to eliminate waste.

In keeping with our commitment to continual improvement, we are planning to take the following actions this year: On education and promotion of the sustainability cause:

2019: We have collaborated with United Nations bodies like UNDP (United Nations Development Program), Business Call to Action and the UN Foundation "Every Women Every Child" Campaign. We have made commitments to share our company policies and practices of Sustainability with the global audience at forums like Social Enterprise World Forum, Global Engagement Forum, and other UN events. We educate our customers at the various trade shows and make an attempt through our marketing campaigns and collateral.
We are members of a steering group set up by Nest, a nonprofit based out of New York. With them, we are working towards building a new hand-worker economy to increase the global workforce inclusivity, to improve women’s well-being beyond factories, and to preserve important cultural traditions around the world through more ethical and transparent supply chains.

In the future we plan to develop and publish a Jaipur Living Sustainability Report to share and promote our commitment to sustainability and the environment.

2015: We are creating a website page to promote and educate about Jaipur's environmental practices and continuing efforts to educate our customers.

2014: We are planning to educate our customer more on our zero waste policy.