On September 1st, Bozeman, Montana-based pet product manufacturer, West Paw will join the Pet Sustainability Coalition’s “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” Challenge to help move towards a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive society.
The 30-day Challenge, hosted through the innovative technology platform WeSpire, will inspire 1,000 small actions that lay the groundwork for long-term improvement. West Paw will join the WeSpire platform as a team, and then choose small, brief actions to foster awareness and action around diversity, equity, and inclusion. West Paw employees will get to choose how to focus their efforts on topics like diversity, allyship, and anti-racism.
In preparation for the Challenge, Spencer Williams, Owner, and CEO at West Paw held a meeting for employees to encourage maximum engagement. “I am deeply impacted by the systemic racism that continues in our great country. Despite our Montana location somewhat sheltering us from witnessing daily the impacts of racism, I know that racism exists everywhere. I believe taking part in this Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Challenge is one way our industry can work toward a more equitable, just, and safe future,” says Spencer Williams.
For more information, please visit PetSustainabilityCoalition.org
About the Pet Sustainability Coalition
The Pet Sustainability Coalition advances business through profitable environmental and social business practices. Founded in 2013 by eight companies who recognized a need for a collaborative platform for the industry to address increasing expectations for sustainable products, PSC now supports ~140 pet companies on their sustainability journey and is home to one of the most vibrant communities of leaders in the pet industry. Learn more at www.petsustainability.org
ABOUT WEST PAW
West Paw is a Bozeman, Montana-based company that sustainably manufactures eco-friendly dog toys, leashes, collars, and beds. Founded in 1996, West Paw products are sold in over 6,000 pet specialty stores across the US and distributed worldwide. West Paw is a certified B Corp, Montana’s first Benefit Corporation and a founding member of the Pet Sustainability Coalition. www.westpaw.com