Jun 7, 2021

PetCo's cricket protein for carbon paw-print conscious pups

Sustainability
Nutrition
Jiminy's
PETCO
Helen Adams
2 min
Petco has announced its expansion of Jiminy's sustainable cricket protein food and treats

Petco Health and Wellness Company has announced the expansion of Jiminy's, which offers a full line of sustainable insect-based dog foods and treats, that will bring eco-friendly nutrition to carbon paw-print conscious pups and their owners. 

PetCo has a revenue of $4bn and is headquartered in San Diego, California, USA, and Jiminy’s is located nearby in Berkeley with a revenue of $35m. 

Jiminy's products are formulated with insect-based protein powder instead of traditional protein options such as beef or poultry, which have a significant impact on the environment. 

In the past year alone, Jiminy's estimates its products saved 218 million gallons of water and averted 20.5 million grams of greenhouse gas emissions.

 

PetCo commits to sustainability

Petco continues to raise the bar for sustainability in pet care with its promise that half of its complete assortment of pet products will align with at least one of these five pillars by the end of 2025: 

  • Responsible manufacturing
  • Sustainably sourced materials
  • Sustainably sourced ingredients
  • Responsible packaging
  • Animal welfare

 

PetCo and Jiminy’s partnership and insect-based protein

Pet ownership's carbon pawprint is massive, with more than 89 million dogs in the U.S. consuming more than 32 billion pounds of protein each year.

"Jiminy's use of insect-based protein powders challenges pet owners to rethink their dogs' diet and make a healthy choice for pets and the planet”, said Founder and CEO of Jiminy's, Anne Carlson. 

"As pet parents seek new ways to support the health and wellness of their pets and their own values as consumers, we continue to see increased interest in alternative, novel proteins that have a reduced impact on the environment," said Shari White, VP of Merchandising at Petco. 

"We recently announced our commitment to increasing our assortment of sustainable products to 50% by the end of 2025, and we're thrilled to be taking another step in that journey through our expanded partnership with Jiminy's," said Francesca Mahoney, Head of Sustainability at Petco. "We know how important it is to our customers that we team up with brands that are environmentally-conscious, and we're continuing to drive positive change within the pet space by making sustainable brands more readily available to pet parents."

 

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Jun 10, 2021

Sherwin-Williams issues 2020 sustainability report

Sustainability
SherwinWilliamsCompany
ESG
ESGreport
Helen Adams
2 min
The decorating company has examined progress in their ESG journey and has announced new goals for the future

The Sherwin-Williams Company has issued its latest ESG disclosure: 2020 Sustainability Report: Building in the Good.

Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development and sale of paints and coatings. It is headquartered in Ohio, USA, and has a revenue of $18b. 

This covers inclusion, diversity and equity, as well as the response to COVID-19 and an appendix containing the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Index and the Company's Investor ESG Summary.

Sherwin-Williams sustainability successes

As detailed in the report, recent company achievements include:

  • Reduced carbon emissions by nearly 17% since 2017
  • Reduced employee injuries by nearly 50% since 2015
  • Collected 2.5m gallons of paint for recycling since 2018
  • Sherwin-Williams has developed the first non-BPA epoxy coatings for food and beverage cans
  • In addition, the company has developed a powder coating comprised of 25% pre-consumer recycled plastic
  • The number of sustainably advantaged products accounts for 30% of the product portfolio
  • Forbes® Magazine has recognised Sherwin-Williams as one of America's Best Employers for Diversity, New Graduates, Women and Veterans
  • Strengthened communities through employee service on more than 120 nonprofit boards and financial support of more than 800 nonprofit organizations.

 

"I am extremely proud of our global team's many accomplishments and the progress we continue to make while delivering value to our employees, customers, communities, shareholders and other stakeholders," says John G. Morikis, Sherwin-Williams Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "This report reflects our holistic view of sustainability and an acceleration of our ESG journey, as we introduce new goals and aspirations under a redefined framework."

The company is not stopping here. Building on the experiences of the past few years, Sherwin-Williams has organised additional goals for the future.

 

Sherwin-Williams sustainability targets for 2030

By 2030, the Company intends to:

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30%
  • Increase renewable energy to 50% of total electricity usage
  • Reduce waste disposal intensity by 25%

 

Through life cycle thinking and a commitment to product stewardship, Sherwin-Williams aims to provide world-class products in a safe and responsible manner. 

 

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