Our Approach to Environmental Sustainability

Environmental sustainability is a responsibility and an opportunity to create value in how we operate, how we provide value for our consumers and how we contribute to society.

This requires that we produce high-quality, nutritious pet foods in a responsible way, and we’re working with stakeholders inside and outside of Nestlé Purina, up and down the supply chain, to find solutions that are good for the environment and good for our business.

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 using protective and increasingly recyclable packaging while optimizing the amount of materials used, to transporting products using highly efficient methods.

With 28 factories and more than 10,000 associates in the Americas, the environment is affected by our operations, and we’re committed to making the right choices that will create a better world for pets and the people who love them, now and for generations to come. We’re continuously working to quantify the impact of our operations and identify short- and long-term ways to use the earth’s resources more efficiently.

Our Sustainability Approach

  • Prioritizing and managing what matters most in terms of our environmental impact
  • 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

Nestlé Purina Policy on The Environment

Consistent with the Nestlé Policy on Environmental Sustainability and in support of Nestlé S.A.’s worldwide commitment to environmentally sound business practices, our stakeholders and the communities in which we operate, it is the policy of Nestlé Purina to:

  • Integrate sound environmental principles, programs and practices into our business operations;
  • Strive to reduce pollution and continually improve our environmental performance through application of the Nestlé Environmental Management System (NEMS), including setting annual environmental objectives relevant to our business practices;
  • Comply with applicable local, state, provincial and federal environmental laws and regulations; and
  • Provide appropriate information, communication and training where necessary to build internal and external understanding of our Company’s environmental commitment.

It is our goal to be a responsible and valued member of the communities in which we operate. We believe our efforts to minimize the impacts of our business on environmental resources are essential to achieving this goal. We will work together with others sharing a common interest in and dedication to the environment as appropriate to develop sound, realistic, equitable programs, guidelines and long-term solutions to environmental issues.

Mississauga, Ontario Facility 

In accordance with the Toxics Reduction Act and Nestlé Purina PetCare’s commitment to pollution prevention, please find a summary of our annual plans to reduce toxins at our Mississauga, Ontario facility: see 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 reports.