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Environmental, Social, and Governance

A Sustainable Strategy

In 2021, PLZ formed its first dedicated and highly cross-functional ESG Steering Committee to provide overarching ESG Governance and help develop our corporate ESG strategy.

These goals, associated action plans, and progress are reported to the Board of Directors at regular intervals. We always welcome input from all voices in our organization and as such, all employees are encouraged to bring ideas for improving our ESG initiatives to the Committee.

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Our ESG Framework

Including the four ESG pillars and our 12 areas of focus.

People Development

People Development

  • Employee Health & Safety
  • Employee Engagement, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Community Engagement
Product Stewardship Esg

Product Stewardship

  • Responsible Products
  • Product Recycling & Design Innovation
  • Supply Chain Management

Sustainable Operations

  • Carbon Footprint
  • Operational Waste & Hazardous Waste / Recycling
  • Water & Wastewater Management
Business Values Principles Esg

Business Values & Principles

  • Ethical Business Practices
  • Product Labeling & Marketing Transparency
  • Customer & Supplier Privacy

Our new ESG initiative is just one part of what we are doing to advance our vision

To be the partner of choice, making products that make people’s lives better. At PLZ, we know that our values and people are truly the engine that powers our growth, and they are critical to our overall success.

Aaron Erter, CEO

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Along with our ESG Framework, we also developed a five-year roadmap that will serve as a guide for goal implementation and mechanisms for measurement to demonstrate long term performance.

PLZ Corp has aligned some of our goals with seven United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a commitment to communicating goal progress through our annual ESG reports. More information on our current actions, goals, and commitments towards the SDGs can be found in Appendix 2 of this report.

Factors shaping the PLZ’s Priorities

The assessment also takes into account the priorities of our valued customers, external stakeholders, our industry and our competitors. We paired these priorities with sustainability trends, industry frameworks, and sustainability rating agencies to further refine our materiality assessment.

PLZ ESG Report 2021 Results

In order to keep pace with the ever-evolving ESG landscape, PLZ Corp keeps an ear to the ground with regards to what is happening in our industry.

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