THE IPPAG
SUSTAINABILITY  PLEDGE

WHAT IS

IPPAG ?

IPPAG, the International Partnership for Premiums and Gifts, is made up of market-leading promotional item distributors and wholesalers spread across the globe.

IPPAG’s mission is to facilitate its member’s common desire to share and grow together within the promotional items industry, gaining in expertise, excellency and efficiency through shared projects, resources and initiatives

WHAT IS

IPPAG ?

WHAT IS SUSTAINABILITY ?

According to the UN: “Sustainable development is the masterful balance of meeting present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own…”.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice

 At IPPAG, and within all our member companies, in a world of increasingly finite resources, we believe that this gives us the moral and commercial imperative of not only taking great care about:

WHERE

WE

PRODUCE

[ What Factories ]

HOW

WE PRODUCE

[Factory Auditing & Quality Control]

WHAT

WE PRODUCE

[ What Materials & Chemicals ]

WHO

PRODUCES

[Social Compliance]

… but must drive us to add an even more fundamental concern:

Why we produce…?

With increasing and unwavering focus: this means that

‘AUDIENCE – INTENT – PURPOSE’

are at the heart of everything we do…

Making sure that the promotional items we propose, promote and produce are not only:

MORE SUSTAINABLE, but also MORE MEANINGFUL…

 

One of the best and most impactful ways to ensure something is sustainable, is to ensure it will be

APPRECIATED, USED,

KEPT, CHERISHED

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals also state that:

“Sustainability’s goal is to create possibilities, not to limit options…”

Just like in any other business sector that has traditionally been based on volume: this calls for a complete paradigm shift: an important change that happens when the usual way of thinking about or doing something is replaced by a new and different way…’

And this should be a BETTER and MORE SUSTAINABLE way…

We like to refer to the legend
of  the hummingbird

The most sustainable way is to not make things… The 2nd most sustainable way is to make something very useful, to solve a problem that hasn’t been solved”

(Thomas Sisgaard)

We don't claim to be perfect,

we don't claim to have all the answers.

But we do wholly and sincerely commit to doing BETTER

in collaboration with our suppliers, partners and clients

Day by day…, action by action…, choice by choice…

THE IPPAG CARBON TRACKING INITIATIVE

We have created an internal ‘Carbon Tracking Tool’ to be used by all IPPAG members: to calculate / demonstrate / compare / reduce / and compensate the carbon emissions related to the products that we propose and sell. Through meticulous calculations: we are accountable and responsible for our emissions…

We are « on track » towards a lower carbon impact.

THE IPPAG

"SUSTAINABILITY PLE(a)SE" Scorecard

To help each and every person in a company do this: to know how to ask the right questions and have the right conversation with a client: IPPAG has developed a ‘More Sustainability PLE(a)SE’ scorecard: and we’re happy to share it with you here

START BY ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS,

MAKING BETTER CHOICES

Step by step, one product and one campaign at a time…

Contact Us

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