With the ever-increasing consumer demand for sustainable products coupled with an increased desire for purpose at work from employees, retailers of all sizes and locations have an opportunity to grow stakeholder engagement by incorporating environmental and social impact into their business strategy. To turn this opportunity into action, in June 2021, the Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC) and IndiePet are announcing a new partnership that will provide education, membership access and implementation tools to accelerate sustainability in the independent pet channel.
Whether it’s an employee-led sustainability team, equipping its merchandising team to identify authentic sustainable products that differentiate the shopping experience or saving money through efficiency improvements in-store, retailers have a plethora of options to capitalize on the rapidly advancing sustainability movement that’s alive and well in the pet industry. Through this partnership, PSC and IndiePet are coming together to ensure retailers have the knowledge and support they need to identify and implement the sustainable opportunities that will best move their business forward, serve their community and drive real impact.
“Independent pet retailers are known for our deep connections to our communities and that includes being responsible corporate citizens. We also have tremendous passion for both social and environmental sustainability, but often we don’t know where to start or we just can’t give as much time to this portion of our business as we would like. PSC and IndiePet are committed to building a unified approach to sustainability that fits the IndiePet channel and that makes it easy for independent retailers to customize a sustainability plan that fits their business and their community” said AL Puntillo, President of the Independent and Neighborhood Pet Retail Association (IndiePet).
For more information, visit PSC’s official statement.