At DogSpace we do what we can to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. An ambitious plan to create a more equal and sustainable world without poverty.
We at DogSpace cannot achieve all the goals and save the world alone. But we do what we can and has picked a couple of goals where we believe we can make a difference.
That's our contribution to a larger common goal for a better world.
Here at DogSpace we've identified goals 7, 12, and 14 as the ones where we can make a difference, be part of the sustainability movement, and leave more green pawprints.
We have chosen to focus on these three SDGs as we know that this is where we can make a real difference.
As a production company, we are aware that we use a lot of energy and a lot of resources, and we are also aware that this means that we have a responsibility to reduce pollution.
We have identified many opportunities for reducing our environmental footprint, and all of the initiatives, both large and small, make a difference in the long run. That is precisely why we are working with the UN’s SDGs, as that helps us work towards sustainable development.
We invest in renewable energy by using 100% climate-friendly electricity from Danish windmills, and we use LED lighting throughout our production facilities.
We monitor our energy consumption with the vigilance of a guard dog and inform all our employees of how they each can do their part to minimize CO2 emissions from our organization.
We've already achieved a noticeable reduction in our use of electricity by increasing our in-house production, using less transportation, and choosing materials with a lower carbon pawprint.
But we're not done yet. We continue to set new ambitious goals for how green our overall footprints can be.
As a manufacturing company, it is our job to ensure that there is actually a need for the products we make. And it's our job to make sure that these products are made in the most sustainable way possible to create the least environmental impact, both locally and globally.
We only use FSC certified paper and cardboardadd
All packaging for our pet gates are made from FSC certified cardboard and the manuals are printed on FSC certified paper.
We design our products to last and be reused and recycledadd
Our pet gates are designed to last for many, many dog years - yeah we bet you they could probably last generations. And if something brakes you don't have to buy a whole new gate. You can buy just the spare parts you need.
But when you decide it's time to get rid of your pet gate it's designed in a way that lets you separate it into individual pieces and sort them for correct recycling.
We use as few chemicals as possibleadd
All of our pet gates are free of hormone-disrupting and carcinogenic substances such as bisphenol A, PVC, and phthalates. We only use formaldehyde that contains no glue.
Metal powder paints are free of TGIC and epoxy, and we only use water-based paints. We continue to work on using fewer and greener chemicals and we are increasing our documentation for substances via chemical tests and tests for the emission of gases.
What does all that mean? Well, basically it means that you and your dog can lick, bite and scratch our pet gates as much as you would like - without any health risks.
We try to reduce our waste as much as possibleadd
And of course, we sort all the waste at DogSpace to ensure as much as possible is recycled or reused. We do not emit wastewater in our production, and we reuse the water in a closed lifecycle. Plastics from purchases and production waste are granulated and reused directly in our production.
DogSpace is a part of BabyDan and BabyDan has joined the environmental initiative called ‘Operation Clean Sweep’.
As a member of ‘Clean Sweep’, we are continually improving our waste management processes and our procedures for reusing and recycling waste.
Controlling our plastic waste is a critical factor in avoiding the emission of microplastics into our ecosystems. Therefore, we would like to inspire others to help with our efforts and ensure that waste is cleaned up and sorted.