(March 28, 2022 – Clearwater, FL) Koozie Group and its sister company IMAGEN Brands have released their Keep It. Give It. Annual Report, which outlines their social impact and sustainability commitment. The companies announced earlier this year their goal to become carbon neutral on Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions, as defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), by the end of 2024.  

Developed with input from employees, the Keep It. Give It. program launched in late 2020 and focuses on four key areas: fostering diversity, equity, & inclusion; giving back to employees & community; safety & social responsibility; and environmental stewardship. The annual report recaps year-end highlights in each area and outlines future goals.

Noteworthy accomplishments for 2022 include:

  • Donating over $750,000 to more than 100 nonprofit organization, including direct support to charities chosen by employees.
  • Earning Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certifications for all domestic facilities and Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) certification for the Sleepy Eye, MN, facility – over 450 products are made with paper from certified mills.
  • Improving work-life balance for nonexempt employees by offering flexible work schedules, more diverse shifts, and shift differentials, along with launching a voluntary overtime model.
  • 70%+ (1,800+) of Koozie Group® products now carry the KG Factor designation.
  • 1,000+ products are made, printed, or assembled in the USA, which reduces overall carbon footprint.
  • 100+ products made with recycled or renewable resources.

The companies continue to work toward large-scale goals already underway, including:

  • Achieving carbon neutrality on Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by the end of 2024.
  • Starting to measure Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Working toward affiliation status with Fair Labor Association.

“It’s great to see cross-functional support for our Keep It. Give It. program,” said Pierre Montaubin, Chief Product and Sustainability Officer. “Last year we met some big milestones, including exceeding our KG Factor goal over a year early. We’ve laid an excellent foundation over the last few years, and I’m excited for the next 24 months as we strive to hit our carbon-neutral and Fair Labor Association objectives.”

You can learn more about how Koozie Group and IMAGEN Brands are creating positive, lasting change through the Keep It. Give It. initiative here.

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