Pet Sustainability Coalition to showcase accredited brands, sustainability resources for retailers and launch PSC Packaging Pledge on August 23-24 at SuperZoo; pledge supports companies' commitment to reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025

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BOULDER, Colorado , August 17, 2022 (press release) –

SuperZoo is right around the corner, and to find out more about the most sustainable brands in the pet industry, the Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC) will support. During the show, PSC will be showcasing its top accredited brands, sharing new sustainability resources for retailers, and launching an exciting program to help manufacturers reduce their use of plastics. Participants can visit the Pet Sustainability Coalition booth #3775 any time to meet with one of PSC’s team experts. There are member companies throughout the show floor displaying the PSC Accreditation logo to learn from, or people are invited to attend PSC-hosted events to hear about new groundbreaking programming and reconnect with the sustainability community.

Booth #3775 – A one stop shop for all things sustainability – Accredited Brands

The Pet Sustainability Coalition’s booth at SuperZoo features products from companies that have achieved the Pet Sustainability Accreditation. Accredited companies have assessed the impact of their business operations, undergone a rigorous third-party verification process, and are committed to annual improvement. This year’s product selection is focused on two key areas of impact. The Earth Defenders are the top ten scoring companies on environmental focus areas. The Social Stewards are people champions, having the top ten scores on social impact measures. Retailers can come by the booth for an efficient way to find verified sustainable brands that will meet growing consumer demand.

NEW Sustainability tool for retailers

PSC and IndiePet have partnered to create a new, easy-to-use sustainability guide for retailers. The guide helps businesses understand key areas for improvement in both social and environmental impact. The guide features suggestions for product selection, facilities improvement, employee engagement, DEI, and more. The guide is a free tool for retailers and is available at the PSC (#3775) or IndiePet (#3874) booths.

Retailer + Member Events

Tuesday, August 23, 4:00pm, Earth Animal booth #3839: Join PSC and Earth Animal for the official launch of the PSC Packaging Pledge. The Packaging Pledge supports companies in their commitment to reusable, recyclable, or compostable packaging by 2025. Also hear updates on Flex Forward, the in-store recycling program that has collected more than 36,000 plastic bags from over 120 retail locations. Food and beverages are provided by event sponsor and Icon Member, Earth Animal.

Wednesday, August 24, 4:00pm, show floor talk booth #5725: PSC members, invited guests, and retailers will rub shoulders once again at the annual SuperZoo networking event. This event convenes PSC’s influential community to share major Coalition news. Enjoy food and beverages thanks to a sponsorship from Petcurean, a Guardian-level Accredited PSC member.

Register here for these events. Space is limited, and RSVP required.

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 200 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 and protein sourcing. Connect with us on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. Learn more at www.petsustainability.org.

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