Our Central Impact Strategy is our commitment and approach dedicated to driving sustainability. Grounded in our purpose to nurture happy and healthy homes, we are focused on protecting our planet, cultivating our communities and empowering our employees.
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A Message from the CEO
"At Central Garden & Pet, we believe that home is central to life, and we strive to be Central to home. This is why we are committed to helping lawns grow greener, gardens bloom bigger, pets live healthier and communities grow stronger. Because the Garden and Pet industries mean a great deal to so many, we have not only the opportunity but also the responsibility to make a difference and drive positive change. Doing the right thing is embraced by everyone here at Central, and we are driven by our desire to make meaningful advancements against our Central Impact Strategy."
Protecting our Planet
Energy & Greenhouse Gases
Cultivating our Communities
Empowering our Employees
Health & Safety
Diversity & Inclusion
Learning & Development
Fiscal Year 2021 Highlights
Pounds of recycled or reused materials in our products, including 29 million pounds of recycled plastic blowfill for our Central Home Brands outdoor cushions and 17 million pounds of paper material in our Kaytee small animal pet bedding.
Pollinators supported though our wildflower seeds, live goods and pest control products — a systems approach across our business supporting all kinds of pollinators, from honeybees to butterflies to hummingbirds.
MWh of energy conserved or diverted from greenhouse gas-emitting sources through greater energy efficiency and use of clean energy.
In monetary and product donations to communities and charitable organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Best Friends and local schools and hospitals across the country.
Of greenhouse gasses mitigated through the use of clean energy across several large manufacturing sites.
Reduction in safety incidents due to improved safety measures at our sites, such as automating glass processing to reduce back and joint injuries at our Wisconsin facility manufacturing tanks for fish and reptiles.
Gallons of water use avoided through our Pennington Smart Seed grass seed, a product that is 30% more water efficient than traditional grass seed.
Educational courses taken by our employees, several of whom have earned their MBA and progressed from entry-level positions to Senior Director and Vice President positions at Central.
Pounds of waste diverted from the landfill to be sold and repurposed, such as 15 million pounds of husks and hulls sent to local feed operations.
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