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The Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC) is excited to announce our new group of 2023-2024 top performers, selected from an impressive roster of our accredited brands.

PSC Accreditation exists for those companies who go above and beyond with their sustainability performance. They are ready to share a transparent and third-party verified assessment of their impact with their stakeholders and are committed to continuous improvement. Accredited companies align their sustainability practices with the globally recognized Sustainable Development Goals. Alignment with these goals ensures that companies are working towards outcomes that are universally recognized as optimal and can be tracked and measured for desired impact.

In order to reduce the environmental impact of their business operations, companies must:

  1. Understand where they are today
  2. Set science-based targets for reduction
  3. Develop strategies to achieve their targets
  4. Monitor their progress and re-evaluate strategies as needed

This year’s Top Performers were chosen from the high achieving pool of Accredited companies that have published forward-facing sustainability or CSR reports. Out of these companies, this year’s top performers are the ones with the highest Baseline scores within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), showing comprehensive commitment to principles across all 17 of the SDGs focusing on topics such as human rights, labor practices, environmental management, and good governance.

Baseline Module: Designed to be comprehensive and rooted in the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact as well as the Sustainable Development Goals, the Baseline Module covers cross-cutting principles across all SDGs and demonstrates a general commitment to them, focusing on topics such as human rights, labor practices, environmental management systems, and good governance.

The Top Performer list includes: 

Ahlstrom

Aker Biomarine / QRILL

Canna Companion

dsm-firmenich & Veramaris

Fera Pet Organics

Mondi Jackson, LLC

Petcurean

Portland Pet Food Company

TC Transcontinental Packaging

West Paw

A key area for managing sustainability for retailers and their customers is through product selection and supply chain influence. The majority of a retailer’s environmental and social impact is through what they offer on their shelves. PSC accreditation provides  a lens throughout the supply chain for understanding which companies are prioritizing positive impact for pets, people, and planet.

To see all of the PSC Accredited Brands, please download the Sustainable Brands Booklet  and the Sustainable Suppliers & Manufacturers Booklet.

To learn more about PSC Accreditation please visit www.petsustainability.org/accreditation or email our Accreditation Manager, Hannah Tirrell-Wysocki, at htirrellwysocki@petsustainability.org.

About the Pet Sustainability Coalition:

The Pet Sustainability Coalition advances business through profitable environmental and social business practices. Founded in 2013 by eight companies, PSC now serves more than 170 member companies across the pet industry,  helping them to progress on their sustainability practices, set and strive for ambitious goals, and report on their achievements. Additionally the PSC leads retailers, distributors, brands and suppliers in pursuing collaborative solutions to some of the largest industry-wide issues, such as sustainable packaging, protein sourcing and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Connect with us on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. Learn more at www.petsustainability.org.

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