Sustainable Development

Our Commitments to the Environment, our Employees and our Community

Having in mind the future of the company, the health of pets, and the wellbeing of the planet, PLB International has implemented its sustainability program based on a tangible action plan.

Aware that today’s behaviours directly impact tomorrow, we first identified the strategies already in place and those that we will prioritize going forward.

We’re committed to mobilizing all sectors of the company so that together we have the objective of promoting sustainable development and eco-responsible practices. By adhering to these rules, we will be able to do our part in the fight against climate change, waste control, and more efficient energy management.

As a trustworthy manufacturer, we want to act with transparency and make decisions inspired by major Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proposed by the United Nations:

  • Promote sustained and inclusive economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all.
  • Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
  • Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
  • Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
  • Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development.

Our commitments, related to these major goals, will evolve continuously, and will allow us to positively contribute to environmental sustainability, animal welfare, and social responsibility.

Through this sustainability program, we want to become a better manufacturer, employer, and partner, more connected to the world around us.

Environmental Sustainability

We recognize our responsibility and have elected to minimize our impact on the environment.

That’s why we’re committed to:

  • Using sustainable and environmentally friendly materials in our packaging, such as biodegradable, recycled, or repurposed materials.
  • Using renewable energy sources in our production processes, such as biomass energy and a steam recovery system.
  • Reducing our energy consumption by improving the efficiency of drying, packaging, and extrusion equipment through modernization.
  • Using ingredients and raw materials from sustainable sources to manufacture environmentally friendly and responsible products. o Whenever possible, raw materials are sourced from non-GMO crops.
  • Promoting teleworking and keeping our various sites voluntarily located within 5 km of each other to reduce travel and unnecessary energy expenditure.
  • Reducing our factory waste and food losses during production, and recondition aesthetic waste. This waste, perfectly safe for consumption, is reused in recipes sold at a lower cost and consumed rather than discarded.

Animal Welfare

We are committed to promoting animal welfare throughout our entire supply chain, ensuring that ethical and sustainable practices are upheld at every stage of our operations.

That’s why we’re committed to:

  • Procuring ingredients and raw materials exclusively from suppliers who follow animal welfare standards.
  • Ensuring that our manufacturing processes don’t harm animals.
  • Ensuring that our products meet the nutritional needs of pets and don’t contain artificial colours, artificial preservatives, harmful additives, or fillers.
  • Promoting responsible pet ownership and encouraging our customers to adopt sustainable animal care practices.
  • Not conducting any animal testing and prohibiting animal cruelty.

Social Responsibility

We believe it’s important to impact positively the communities we serve.

That’s why we’re committed to:

  • Preferring suppliers and business partners who adhere to ethical and fair business practices.
  • Promoting a culture of inclusion and diversity within our company by implementing an employment accessibility program for people with disabilities or disorders such as on the autism spectrum. We also integrate workers whose first language isn’t French and support their learning of the French language.
  • Implementing fair work practices, such as providing a decent wage to our employees and offering social benefits (summer schedule, sick/family days, access to virtual health services, employee assistance program, flexible schedule, retirement program with the employer’s contribution, etc.).
  • Financially supporting non-profit organizations that work for animal welfare. Providing free food to their little boarders.

Continuous Improvement

We recognize that sustainable development is an ongoing process, and we’re committed to continuously improving it.

Therefore, we commit to:

  • Regularly review and update our policies and practices to ensure that we’re always working sustainably.
  • Set measurable sustainability goals and track progress towards achieving them.
  • Provide regular training to our employees on best practices and company rules related to sustainable development.
  • Encourage feedback and suggestions from our customers and partners on how we can improve our sustainable development practices.
  • Keep abreast of innovations from our suppliers to enlight our choices and help us promote sustainable development more efficiently.

Our Pledge

Through this sustainability program, we want to become a better manufacturer, employer, and partner, more connected to the world.

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