Purina believes corporate sustainability means we need to do our part to reduce our environmental impact every day. To support Nestle’s Global goals at Purina Headquarters and across our 20+ U.S. manufacturing facilities, we’re taking positive steps to be good stewards of the water we use, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and minimize waste. Here’s what we’re working toward:
That’s why we thoroughly evaluate our suppliers and the ingredients they source. We ensure there’s a healthy supply of the ingredients and it’s sustainable long-term. We also verify the supplier’s environmental practices align with our standards.
That means we continually look for renewable energy sources to reduce air pollution. We use cleaner fuels and find new ways to source renewable electricity.
Forty percent of our electricity comes from renewable sources like solar and hydro power. As a result, we’ve reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent.
That’s why we continuously promote responsible water stewardship in and around our factories. This includes improving water efficiency and effectively treating the water we discharge.
We have improved water use efficiency at our U.S. factories by more than 20 percent. Our newest factory in Hartwell, GA, has been designed with water conservancy in mind.
Our responsible water stewardship extends beyond our factories, though. We’ve funded cutting-edge, smart weather sensors for more efficient crop irrigation.
So far, 80% of Purina facilities have achieved zero waste and we are continually working to achieve our goal.
That’s why we’ve committed to send zero waste from our headquarters and factories to landfills by 2020. At our headquarters in St. Louis, we’ve introduced composting and compostable food containers and utensils to reduce waste. So far, 80% of Purina facilities have achieved zero waste and we are continually working to achieve our goal.
Both metals are recyclable, but aluminum can be recycled endlessly, resulting in a significant decrease in waste to landfills. In fact, recycling 75% of all aluminum cans would prevent 11.8 million metric tons of CO2 emissions.
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That’s why we’ve teamed up with many organizations, including The Nature Conservancy and Ducks Unlimited, to employ and promote sustainable agricultural practices across 33.8 million acres. Through these partnerships, we’ve created apps to promote smart irrigation and together we’re working to restore flood plains and improve soil health.
Our partnership with UPS has helped reduce 8,515 metric tons of CO2 emissions over the last 5 years. This is equivalent to more than 10,000 acres of U.S. forests.
— William Danforth, Purina Founder