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Planet, People, Purpose: Introducing ProudPath™

04/18/2022


Environmental and social responsibility is changing how we all do business. Most large companies and organizations have initiatives focused on it, and a lot of employees are passionate about it, too, now that millennials make up the largest percentage of the workforce.

These are positive changes for our world. And we’re excited to continue leading that change with ProudPath™, a new way to deliver for your customers’ environmental and social responsibility objectives. Highlighted by our industry-best assortment of products and forward-thinking retail brands, ProudPath™ will also provide the expertise you need to educate and sell, as end-user demographics create a long-term shift in the promotional products market.

“Just as our assortment of sustainable and socially responsible gift solutions has grown during the past several years, so has our ability to make a difference through partnerships with likeminded retail brands and nonprofits working for a better world,” says Neil Ringel, PCNA CEO. “ProudPath™ represents the next big step in our commitment to the planet, its people and our distributor partners.”

Brands + Products
Our commitment starts with the industry’s most expansive portfolio of environmentally and socially responsible retail brands, from Certified B Corporations to forward-thinking companies creating circular supply chains. Those partnerships have allowed us to provide you with the largest, most diverse collection of eco-friendly promotional gift options – hundreds of high-quality products made with materials that are better for the planet, from recycled plastic and organic cotton to FSC®-certified bamboo.

It’s never been easier to create gifts people can feel good about – and gifts that make an impact, too.

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Impact
Through a partnership with 1% For The Planet, one percent of eco-product sales are donated to a pair of nonprofits: Well Aware, which builds clean-water systems in Africa, and One Tree Planted, an organization committed to global reforestation. And with retail brand partners like tentree, which plants 10 trees for every product you buy, plus hundreds of sustainable gift options, the impact we make together is even greater. The results so far? Thousands of people provided with sources of clean water. Millions of trees planted. Over 12 million plastic bottles upcycled. With your help, we’ll continue making a difference.

Commitment To Change
As a company, environmental and social responsibility is a key component of every decision we make. Today, we deliver your orders with UPS® carbon neutral shipping, and several of our U.S. facilities have earned Forest Stewardship Council certification, ensuring the FSC®-certified products you buy from us are from responsibly managed forests. By 2025, we have even bigger goals, including a 50% reduction in carbon emissions and 100% supply chain transparency.

Some good first steps. A few big goals.

Our journey to becoming a more sustainable business is just getting started.

All In
We know the world’s changing – and it’s time for our industry to do the same.

ProudPath™ is that call to action.

Better products that are made to last. Responsible retail brands. A commitment from all suppliers to look at their businesses and see how they can do better. This is an opportunity for everyone to reimagine what they’re doing today and commit to a better tomorrow. Because it’ll take all of us to shape a better future for the industry.

And we are all in.