For readers who don’t know what the Pet
Sustainability Coalition is, give us a brief
overview of what the organization is, who
its members are and what it strives to
Caitlyn Bolton: The Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC) is a 5-year-old,
not-for-profit organization that was
co-founded by eight pet companies
and has now grown to supporting
more than 60 brands, manufacturers,
retailers and suppliers. Our mission
is to advance business through profitable environmental and social practices. PSC’s members measure their
sustainability performance, and then
identify impact opportunities that improve the health of their business. Beyond providing service to our members, PSC also provides
leadership on macro-sustainability issues so that the pet industry
is thriving while creating positive impact for the communities and
environments where we do business.
How many members do you have currently? And do they represent a wide range
of product categories at this point?
Bolton: PSC works with 60 pet companies currently. About 50 percent of our members represent the hard-goods category including
collars, leashes, and toys, while the other 50 percent include businesses involved in pet food and treat production. We also work
with retailers and distributors large and small and aim to have
strong representation from all aspects of the supply chain.
What are the advantages of a PSC membership for product supply companies?
Bolton: When PSC surveyed the industry, we learned that more
than 70 percent of manufacturers and brands are experiencing an
increase in expectations to be minimizing and reporting on the
environmental and social impact of their business. At the same
PSC Leads the
Caitlyn Bolton, director of the Pet Sustainability
Coalition, explains what the organization is
and why the organization should be on every
pet specialty retailer’s radar.
PENTOBARBITOL is contaminating
America’s human and pet food supply.
Evanger’s has started the Pet Food Safety Coalition. to
advocate for our pets. Together we can make a difference.
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