Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP)

Commitments and Advantages of PESP Membership

Membership Commitments

We understand that PESP members include a variety of organizations—both for-profit and not-for-profit. Membership commitments are tailored to reflect this with commitment details for these two sectors outlined in the Member Handbook. PESP requires that its members make commitments in four areas:

  • Performance.
  • Participation.
  • Responsibility.
  • Education.


  • Creating an IPM strategy and institutionalizing IPM in the organization.
  • Consider independently tracking progress to demonstrate measurable improvement.


  • Demonstrating involvement in PESP activities and in the IPM community.


  • Aligning communications with PESP's message of environmental stewardship.
  • Maintaining a positive regulatory track record.
  • Institutionalizing IPM in the organization.


  • Creating IPM training and education programs compatible with PESP's message of environmental stewardship.
  • Engaging in a public outreach program to promote IPM awareness.

Membership Advantages

PESP has three membership tiers:
  • Bronze.
  • Silver.
  • Gold.

New members enter the program at the Bronze level. This tiered structure allows members to choose their level of commitment to the program and rewards each member based on their commitment level and demonstrated results.

Membership Tiers

Membership Level Benefits
  • Listing on the PESP website
  • Subscribed to PESPWire newsletter
  • Specific notice about Office of Pesticide Programs news, including public information on regulatory processes

ALL Bronze advantages plus:

  • Increased prominence in listing on the PESP website
  • Eligible to have a success story featured in one of PESP’s print or electronic outreach products
  • Tool kit for promoting your PESP membership (Available soon)

ALL Silver advantages plus:

  • Highest level of prominence in listing on the PESP website
  • Eligible to use the PESP logo (with restrictions)
  • Feature article or success story in a PESP publication

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