About West Paw
(Bozeman, Montana) West Paw is a Bozeman, Montana-based world-class manufacturer of dog toys, beds and collars. Distinguished by a commitment to creating eco-friendly, safe and quality products. Led by CEO and Owner Spencer Williams, the team of over 80 employees is extremely proud that 100% of West Paw's products are manufactured in the United States, with all products being manufactured in Montana.
Since 1996, employees have worked hard to protect the planet, enrich their community and strengthen the bond between pet owners and their beloved furry family members. The driving force behind West Paw's evolving success has been the connection and trust between employees who simultaneously help each other while helping the business and customers succeed.
In all of its manufacturing practices, West Paw uses recycled and sustainable material wherever possible. Beds are stuffed with recycled post-consumer plastic from plastic bottles that creates a soft and durable material that is a better quality fiber than conventional bedding. Since 2006, West Paw has helped diverted more than12 million used plastic bottles from landfills. All materials used in manufacturing West Paw's innovative Zogoflex® toys are manufactured using zero waste and engineered to be recyclable and extremely durable. Additionally, the company facilitates the recycling of its Zogoflex dog toys with a closed-loop recycling program for customers.
By manufacturing its own products locally and with a dedicated staff since 1996, West Paw has demonstrated that innovation, a strong culture, and utilization of lean manufacturing principles can create success for stakeholders while reducing environmental impacts. Through its open-book management and family-like team connection, the company benefits from ideas and inputs across departments.
Doing Right by People, Pets and the Planet
West Paw is the first pet product manufacturer to become a certified B Corporation, Montana’s first Benefit Corporation and a founding member of the Pet Sustainability Coalition. For more information on B Corps and to see how West Paw fared in the assessment by B Lab, please visit: http://www.bcorporation.net/community/west-paw-inc
Highlights from our work that gained us B Corp certification:
Employees: Workers received 52% above the living wage; health, dental, life, and disability insurance offered to all employees (part time and full time); gym membership discount, counseling services, and flex time offered; more than 80% of employees satisfied according to employee satisfaction assessment; employees who take short-term sabbaticals are guaranteed job security.
Community: Banking services provided by a local independent institution; more than 40% of management is from underrepresented populations; worker base has grown by more than 15% in the last twelve months; 50-75% of workers participated in company organized community service days last year; workers offered paid time off for community service; formal written policy sets a required commitment for charitable giving.
Environment: Company is a founding member of the Pet Sustainability Coalition that fosters environmentally sustainable business practices; most facilities constructed to green building standards; office-wide recycling program for paper, cardboard, plastic, glass & metal; non-toxic janitorial and unbleached paper products used; recycled office supplies, reclaimed office furniture, and reusable catering supplies used; company implemented written policies to reduce corporate travel; more than 75% of printed materials use recycled paper; company has implemented energy conservation efforts for the equipment, lighting, and HVAC system of facilities; company monitors and has reduction targets for energy and water use; 92% of product materials are recycled, biodegradable, or environmentally preferred.
More than 3,500 pet retailers carry West Paw products domestically and exports reach 35+ countries/regions. Products can be purchased at independent or franchised pet stores, natural product stores and lawn, garden and select hardware stores.
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’s purpose is to inspire joy in the lives of people and their pets, by designing and manufacturing high-performing products with a conscience. A Certified B Corp, and founding member of the Pet Sustainability Coalition, West Paw’s products are sold in over 3,500 pet specialty stores across the US and distributed worldwide. www.westpaw.com
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