Royal Canin has announced its commitment to become certified carbon neutral by 2025, with its first product range achieving carbon neutral certification in 2022.
It said it plans to “work with an independent auditor to certify these brands as carbon neutral and adhere to the PAS 2060 standard for carbon neutrality, widely considered to be the leading standard of carbon neutral specification”.
Royal Canin has identified action areas it will tackle to become carbon neutral by 2025 as:
Transitioning to 100% renewable electricity from its current 72%
Procuring sustainable ingredients by reformulating products and switching to low-carbon intensity ingredients, such as its 100% ProTerra-certified soy in Europe
Inviting key suppliers to join its ‘pledge for planet’ initiative.
Reducing waste and boosting recyclability, compostability and the use of reusable packaging – including a focus on mono-material packaging and recycled content
Transforming to a climate-smart business by linking executive pay to delivering emissions cuts, setting an internal price on carbon to generate resources and drive emission reductions.
Loic Moutault, president of Royal Canin, said: “It’s 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 mobilise new and impactful ideas, action and results and make a meaningful positive difference to pets, people and the planet.”