Corporate and Social Responsibility
At pranga & co we want to be conscious of the kinds of impact we are having on all aspects of society including social, environmental and economic. We want to operate in ways that enhance society and the environment instead of contributing negatively to them. No only do we want to hold ourselves accountable, but to our stakeholders, clients and the general public. Below are our efforts to-date.
Wherever possible pranga chooses environmental friendly companies and solutions. This is currently reflected in our packaging and suppliers. Our packaging is recyclable (where facilities exist) and mostly compostable. Even our cardboard mailers are made from repurposed cardboard from packages delivered to our offices.
We are constantly looking out for suppliers that can work in a better, smarter and healthier way. For example, one supplier of wood used in making some of our ankers has a sustainability initiative with robust tree planting program.
We believe giving back is not just about donating money to worthy charities. We've made efforts to discover suppliers that can provide us with more than just goods. For example, we partnered with the Morca (Colombia) Coal Project for our Coal Ankers. You can read more about Daniel Feuer's trip to the project here.
Ethical Labor Practices
Treat others how you would want to be treated, it's quite simple. We treat our employees fairly and ethically and expect the same from our suppliers. In addition to fair treatment and ethics, employees need to be paid a living wage and not substance pay. All employers must be validated through independent third-party programs. In addition, pranga will visit all suppliers every 24 months to inspect factories.
Do Good, Give Back. Our founder, Daniel Feuer has been a strong advocate of mentoring and for many years has been a volunteer with Futurpreneur Canada. They are Canada's only national, non-proﬁt organization that provides ﬁnancing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Mr. Feuer has also a volunteer with the BACD, a local program providing business mentoring for new businesses. As pranga grows we'll encourage our employees to participate in volunteer programs that reflect the values of the company.
Much effort has been put on the branding for the pranga & co image and its resulting packaging. Aside from branding, our packaging must adhere to several principals:
- Can offer post-purchase utility
- Packaging should be recyclable
- Use recycled materials where available
We are always looking for ways to reduce our own environmental footprint and do more with less. If you see anything that we're doing that could be done better, please let us know.