At Purina, we've been making high-quality and nutritious pet products for more than 80 years. We're passionate about pets and the people who love them. That’s why we’re continuously working to use the earth's resources more efficiently and to further improve our impact on the environment.
We believe that the essence of sustainability is learning to live within the boundaries of nature. By finding new ways to do so, we can supply high-quality and nutritious products while improving our impact on the Earth.
Now, we want to share some of the positive steps we are taking to improve our environmental performance, although we acknowledge there is still much left to do.
Our sustainability-related efforts encompass the full life cycle of our products. This means everything from sourcing ingredients responsibly to using energy, water and raw materials most efficiently, to utilizing protective and increasingly recyclable packaging while optimizing the amount of materials used, to transporting products using highly efficient methods.
We believe that the steps we are taking today will make us stronger in the future and will allow us to improve our environmental performance through our actions. This starts with identifying opportunities and designing smarter and more efficient systems. Our associates have taken on this challenge with passion and pride. We don't have all of the answers, but with the help of experts from many areas, we are making progress.
Changing the way we work to improve our environmental impact isn't just the right thing to do - it's a part of who we are at Purina. Caring for our pets and our planet shapes our everyday actions. For instance, in 2011, Purina employee volunteers implemented a single-stream recycling program, where all recyclables are placed in a single bin, at our headquarters in St. Louis. This one idea grew dramatically over the past few years from more than 40 tons recycled in the first half of 2011, before single-stream, to over 230 tons recycled during 2014, with single-stream recycling.
Purina's employee volunteers, known as the "GreenPaws" team, help their colleagues at the St. Louis Headquarters raise their environmental awareness through speakers and informational events. They have also volunteered to collect recyclables at some St. Louis Cardinals games, and helped their neighbors become more environmentally aware with an effort by the team to revitalize the historic Soulard Farmers Market Garden.
You love your pets and you want a safe and clean environment where you can play together for years to come. We understand that because we’re pet owners too.
That’s why, at Purina, we are committed to continuously improving the environmental performance of our operations and our products so that they will be better for the environment throughout their life cycle. We take that responsibility seriously. Don’t forget to check back on these pages regularly for updates on our efforts!