KATH VAN DEN BERG
After over a decade of working for one of the most sustainably led retailers in the world in product development, I have been given the opportunity to combine two of my passions - product & sustainability. I love connecting with people and businesses who are creating & manufacturing product, always fascinated by this process from beginning to end. I have a strong drive to promote our local talent while at the same time ensuring it’s making a positive difference for our planet and its people. We only have one lifetime to make a difference and I’ve found this opportunity to make it happen, this is my chance!
With over 15 years of corporate sales experience, it became clear to me that I wanted to use my experience and energy to drive positive change. I was inspired by so many people and businesses that were creating positive social & environment impact and I wanted to be part of it and so Collectively Conscious was created, with the hope that I can use my skills, passion and experience to drive new business opportunities for small businesses that are committed to operating sustainably. We want to create a successful business that drives positive change, be the whistleblowers of good news & we’ll measure our success not by the hours spend at work, but by the impact we can make in our communities and the planet.
CAUSES WE SUPPORT
With every supplier, we measure how we are supporting sustainability through environmental and social impact
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Local economic development
Gender & race equality
Energy and climate
Renewable energy usage | Reduced energy consumption | Reduced
carbon footprint | Water usage
Positive impact on biodiversity areas and/or ecosystem
Circular economy | Material stewardship | Materials/ingredients sourced ethically | Re-use or up-cycle of materials | Avoid landfill waste
Use of chemicals and other products, including the use of plastics