Environmental Social Governance

At Lignetics, doing good things for the environment, each other, and our business is the foundation for healthy and responsible growth. Sustainability doesn’t end with our products. It’s a part of everything we do, encompassing responsible environmental, social, and business governance.

The Sustainability Link

Sustainability is much more than good intentions. It takes real human energy, focus, and continuous improvement to support progress and long-term ecological balance.

ESG programs are being developed by progressive organizations to truly bolster sustainability efforts. Our wood upcycling business puts us at the forefront of the sustainability movement. And, for over 30 years, we’ve been reimagining and repurposing the waste of other companies, working with them to give another life to material that would otherwise end up in a landfill. We do all of this to help ensure a healthy future for our employees, our customers, and our planet.

By continuously creating new and higher targets, and tracking the progress of our own sustainability efforts, we hold ourselves accountable to you, the planet, and our business.


  • We recycled close to 2 million tons of wood residuals in 2021 and then again in 2022, all of which would have ended up in a landfill.
  • A significant portion of the feedstock we produce comes from forest thinning, which encourages healthy growth and minimizes uncontrollable wildfires.
  • Our clean burning premium pellets are 100% biodegradable and offer a carbon neutral substitute for propane, heating oil, and natural gas for home heating. Plus, the ash can be reused as fertilizer!
  • All of our packaging is recyclable, but we’ve also made efforts to bag our products in the thinnest possible material, while still maintaining adequate durability. These efforts lead to a total of more than 900,000 pounds of reduced plastic usage in January 2023.


  • The production of our products support local economies and provide career opportunities in rural communities. Our “Grow Your Own” Program places high school graduates in jobs right in their own backyards.
  • Each of our brands work to improve the communities they serve. Catalyst Pet launched a rescue and shelter program in June 2020 to support organizations and people across the country that rescue, shelter, and trap-neuter-return kittens and cats. To date, Catalyst Pet has donated more than 80,000 pounds of litter. For more information on the work our brands are doing for their communities, click here.
  • Employee 360 survey results drive our safety and training enhancements and create transparent skill and competency matrices to manage career progression.


  • Our comprehensive Corporate Sustainability Strategy intentionally integrates environmental and social concerns into our everyday business practices. This enables us to hone our priorities and our vision for the ESG program.
  • Formalized last year, we created a Supplier Code of Conduct, which outlines: Responsible Sourcing Intent; Health; and Safety Standards. From this we are able to communicate a stance on Human, Civil, and Labor Rights, as well as Sustainability and Business Ethics. Our Supplier Code of Conduct is set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Fire Protection Association.