At Planet, we believe that we all have a responsibility for the preservation of the earth, not just as individuals, but as companies and government agencies as well. That is why Planet is committed to the concept that companies must be part of the environmental solution. We do our part by practicing such things as producing environmentally friendly products, recycling, reducing consumption, reusing materials and using recyclable packaging with our products. We believe that other companies should practice such things as well, even if profits are a little lower as a result. It’s all part of being socially responsible! Companies can also do their part for the environment by helping to fund the activities of non-profit organizations that focus all of their skills and energies on environmental issues. Planet makes annual donations to such groups, including Earthjustice, which fills an important role by taking on environmental issues that are best fought through legal avenues, and River Network, which protects and restores our rivers and their watersheds. Finally, we strongly believe that environmental claims for products need to be certified by independent, scientifically respected organizations such as SCS Global Services. Too often, companies make environmental claims about their products that do not stand up to careful examination. The only way to ensure that environmental claims are fairly evaluated and use high quality standards is to have these claims independently certified.