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


    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


    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.

Transportation Efficiency

We look for the most efficient way to bring you the products your pets depend on.

Purina is taking steps to optimize the environmental impact of transportation. For example, more than 80 percent of Purina’s domestic products by spend are shipped by contract trucking and rail companies that are members of the EPA’s SmartWay® energy efficient transportation program.

Since 2004, SmartWay partners, including those who transport Purina’s products, have saved 121 million barrels of oil. This is equivalent to taking more than 10 million cars off the road annually. Learn more.

When packing trucks, slip sheets – thin, pallet-sized sheets of plastic or other material — are used where possible in place of wooden pallets. This reduces the weight of loads, allowing more product weight per truckload and reducing the number of trucks on the road. Use of slip sheets eliminates the need for one in 17 trucks as well as the need to transport pallets back and forth. In addition, the slip sheets can be recycled.

Carbon Neutral Shipping
for Select Products

We’re proud to introduce a partnership with UPS® that paves the way for carbon neutral shipping for all Purina for Professionals™ and veterinary clinic orders delivered by UPS.

UPS® provides shipping services, then purchases and retires carbon offsets from carbon sequestration or carbon mitigation projects on our behalf, effectively creating a carbon neutral shipping supply chain. UPS’s Carbon Emissions Calculator and methodology are verified by SGS Environmental Services Inc., the world’s leading carbon verification and certification company, and also certified by the CarbonNeutral Company.

We’re happy to work with like-minded companies, like UPS, toward shared goals for environmental impact. Learn more about their carbon offset program here.

Learn More About Our Life Cycle Approach