Please join us for the first webinar in our Summer of Sustainable Sourcing Series on June 20th with the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil!
Did you know how far reaching the effects of palm oil are in the pet industry? Palm oil is used in over 50% of products found on supermarket shelves, from margarine to chocolate, shampoo and soap. In the pet industry it’s in everything from food and treats to packaging, grooming products, and toys.
We’ve all seen the videos of orangutans desperately trying to protect their homes from palm oil plantations. If palm oil is grown and sourced unsustainably, tropical rainforests and animals are at severe risk of being harmed. Also concerning, many of us have no idea the extent in which palm oil infiltrates so many different products, and if its been responsibility sourced in our supply chain.
Please join us on June 20th at 11 am MST as we chat with Cameron Plese from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to discuss how you can make sure that the palm oil in your supply chains is sustainably and ethically sourced.
Also featured this summer in our Summer of Sustainable Sourcing will be featuring the speakers from the Marine Stewardship Council and the Sustainable Natural Rubber Initiative, as well as leading Pet Industry companies working on these important issues!
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Tune into this recording for a quick webinar tour (in under 30 minutes!) of our new Toolkit and gain insight into all the ways you can next-level your company’s sustainability endeavors.
This one-stop-shop for all your business sustainability needs is anything but one-size-fits-all. The PSC Toolkit is designed to support exploration of your areas of interest and provide resources for both learning and practical applications for getting into action.
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This webinar is a glimpse of what’s possible with fully compostable packaging and a new pilot partnership available to PSC members with Elk Packaging, a pioneer in compostables as well as recyclable options. This is a unique opportunity especially for pet brands offering small quantity and premium consumables.
With new technological developments on the horizon, brands like you can be a catalyst to bring more sustainable packaging solutions to the market. Fully compostable packaging such as this will remain more expensive than other recyclable options only until the market uptake hits a tipping point – and this is an opportunity for PSC member companies to take a pioneering stand as first to market in driving industry-wide innovation.
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Corporate giving programs can give your business a competitive advantage if they are well designed and carefully executed. These programs can:
• Increase your company’s name recognition;
• Increase your company’s brand reputation among consumers;
• Lead to an increase in sales and positive consumer sentiment as word about your company’s efforts spreads;
• Improve the quality of life in communities where your company does business; and
• Facilitate efforts to recruit and retain talented employees for your company.
Amy Kauffman from Givily will be joining us to discuss building the business case for sustainability and how to your corporate philanthropy with your brand.
Life Cycle Analysis – Impacts & Opportunities
Learn about PSC’s partner tool for evaluating the environmental impact of different packaging materials and designs. Special guests Zuke’s and Excel Packaging share how they worked through PSC to drive down packaging impact.
Designations of bio-based, biodegradable, and compostable are critical parts of the discussion, but they are nuanced and often incorrectly correlated. Learn from PSC Partner Sustainable Packaging Coalition to navigate different packaging terms and understand their environmental value.
Environmental Design & Innovation
Learn about how collars, leashes, toys and bedding members of PSC can access the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s tool during the product design phase to save time and money while improving environmental impact.
Learn how White Wave Foods and West Paw Design engage employees for business success
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