Meet Mark, Purina Sustainability

How We’re Keeping the Future in Mind, Today

Nurturing a Better Environment

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.


Learn About The Life Cycle of a Pet Food Product.

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.

Our Life Cycle Approach

  • Sustainable Pet Food Ingredients

    Ingredients

    Learn how sustainability factors into growing and harvesting our raw materials, as well as the processes that convert them into high-quality ingredients.

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  • End Of Life

    Find out whether the package that holds your Purina product is recyclable. Use our package recycling guide.

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  • Sustainable Transportation

    Transportation

    Discover how we’re improving the way products are transported from our factories to the retail store.

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  • Packaging

    Learn how we protect our products through use of advanced materials, water and energy in order to make a strong package with lower environmental impact.

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  • Operations

    See how Purina’s manufacturing facilities efficiently convert ingredients into high-quality products.

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Explore Sustainability

Learn more about our approach and the different life cycle stages.

Steps Toward a More Sustainable Future

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.

Our sustainability approach includes: 

  • Prioritizing and managing what matters most in terms of our environmental impact, based on facts
  • Looking across our company for ways to increase efficiency, reduce waste and conserve resources
  • Working up and down our supply chain to responsibly source our high quality ingredients
  • Learning from others, including our customers, environmental organizations, retailers and companies in other industries

For more about our commitment, see Nestlé’s approach to Creating Shared Value and environmental sustainability.

Meet Dan, Pilot Plant

Employee Culture

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 nearly doubled the volume of materials we recycle there from more than 40 tons recycled in the first half of 2011, before single-stream, to over 80 tons recycled for the same period in 2012, with single-stream recycling.

40+

Tons Recycled
January - July of 2011

80+

Tons Recycled

 January - July of 2012

Purina’s employee volunteers, known as the “GreenPaws” team, help their colleagues at the St. Louis Headquarters raise their environmental awareness. 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 Community Garden. 


Follow Our Journey

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!


Learn More About Our Life Cycle Approach