The Royal Canin brand has committed to becoming certified carbon neutral by 2025 with its first product range aiming to be certified carbon neutral by 2022.
This comes as parent company, Mars Incorporated, announced that it will seek to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions across its full value chain by 2050.
The group said it plans to use the PAS 2060 standard for carbon neutrality, an internationally recognised standard.
Loic Moutault, president of Royal Canin, said: “As experts in cat and dog nutrition, we have been guided by science for the last fifty years. It is science-led initiatives and decisive action, not just ambition, which will help us hit our 2025 climate target.
“We believe that making this bold carbon neutral commitment will inspire and mobilize new and impactful ideas, action and results across the Royal Canin global value chain that will help us improve our environmental footprint and make a meaningful positive difference to pets, people and the planet.”
Fabrice Mathieu, global sustainability director at Royal Canin, added: “We consider carbon neutrality a necessity for future generations, and it is our responsibility to contribute to this effort.
“We know this journey won’t be easy, but we’re committed to taking action to reduce our footprint and making the investments needed together with partners across our value chain worldwide.”