Join us Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center
IndiePet Inaugural Meeting
Aug 16, 4:00-6:00pm
Tradewinds A, B, C
Join us as an IndiePet partner to learn more about the new association for independent and neighborhood retailers. Learn what unique benefits joint members have and how you can tap into sustainable business practices as a key component of retail success.
Flex Forward Update
-Recycling Program SUCCESS-
Aug 17, 3:00-3:30pm
SuperZoo Booth #3839
Flex Forward, the first industry inclusive plastic bag recycling program has collected over 35,000 food and treat bags with participation from 120+ retailers. Join us to get an update on collections, testing, and next steps for expansion!
Together At Last
-Semi-Annual Networking Event-
Aug 18, 4:00-5:00pm
SuperZoo Booth #5570
No power points, No speakers, just time to reconnect with the greatest community in pet.
FOOD + BEVERAGES + MERRIMENT
Retailer Education Session
-Green is the New Black-
Aug 18, 1:00-1:30pm
SuperZoo Booth #5570
Green is the New Black – But There are SO Many Shades! What every retailer should know about sustainability certifications including animal welfare, B-Corp, compostable, and eco friendly claims. Join the Pet Sustainability Coalition team for a quick session that equips buyers so that they can more easily navigate one of the fastest growing topics in the pet industry while meeting growing demand from conscious consumers for environmentally and socially responsible products.
Get Connected. Be Inspired.
PSC, our Co-Host MGM Resorts, and keynote speaker Jim Osgood, CEO of Klean Kanteen gathered at a PSC SOLD OUT event in the unique setting of the shark reef exhibit at Mandalay Bay. As a leading brand and certified B Corporation, Klean Kanteen shared how they leverage business to eliminate ocean trash- one of the leading issues impacting our global waters. Zukes, sponsor of the event also shared a collaborative packaging project. Read more here.
GLOBAL PET EXPO
Global Pet Expo 2017. PSC’s community gathered at the Barkworthies booth to learn about the launch of a new supply chain program at Barkworthies as well as a newly released employee engagement case study from Worldwise.
May 08. 13:00 – 14:30. ZZF. NCC Mitte. Room Brussel 2.
May 08. 17:00 – 18:00. PETS International. Booth #1-203.
May 09. 10:00 – 11:00. Protix. Booth #2-611.
May 09: 16:00 – 17:00 West Paw. Both #7-532.
May 10. 15:00 – 16:00. Josera. Room HongKong in NCC East.
Networking and collaboration are the key to increasing industry-wide implementation of sustainability initiatives. We hope to see you at the next trade show!
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I’ve been passionate about the environment my entire life. It’s time to apply my passion and 23 years of experience in the pet business toward facilitating sustainable progress in the pet industry and protecting the resources our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren deserve.Chris BentleyVP of Sales & Sustainability, I and Love and You
As one of the first Founding Members of the Pet Sustainability Coalition, The KONG Company understands that positive sustainable change requires business leaders from within the industry investing to make this vision a reality. Our iconic KONG rubber toy has been made in the USA from sustainable natural rubber for more than 36 years now. We’re proud, that as a company, we are committed to the overall well-being of our customers, our employees, their pets and the environment in which we all live and work.KD FruehPresident, KONG Company
Sustainability drives a business’ profitability but more often than not organizations are scared to embrace what they see as a complex undertaking. We are very excited to be part of a coalition that will help educate organizations in the pet industry and bring them all the resources they need to create and implement a sustainability program.Toby RussellCEO, Natural Capitalism Solutions
Several years ago the employees of our company created and endorsed the phrase “Devoted to Pets, People & the Planet” as our motto. The care and protection of our planet is essential if we want our children and our pets to enjoy this beautiful world in the future. We support The Pet Industry Sustainability Coalition for bringing together other companies that uphold the same goals we embrace and for charting a roadmap of working together toward sustainability.Tony de VosCEO, Cardinal Laboratories, Inc.
As the Outdoor Industry Association Sustainability Working Group continues to advocate for convergence around tools, we are looking forward to providing the pet products industry with guidance around how it might utilize the Higg Index framework to benchmark and measure the sustainability of its products, brands, and manufacturing facilities. We look forward to collaborating with the Pet Industry Sustainability Coalition on this effort.Beth JensenDirector of Sustainability, Outdoor Industry Association
Planet Dog is thrilled to be a Founding Member of the Pet Industry Sustainability Coalition. Planet Dog has been thinking globally and acting doggedly since 1997, and we remain committed to the notion that our values bring us our value. We embrace the efforts of the Coalition to extend these values and commitment to the entire pet industry. We look forward to a productive and successful collaboration with other leaders in the industry to put Sustainability at the forefront of the pet industry, which will strengthen the industry as a whole while protecting our most valuable resource, our planet.Stephanie VoloChief Retail Officer & Partner, Planet Dog