Nestle Purina

What do they do?  

Nestle Purina is an animal nutrition company which formulates and manufactures research-based diets and supplements for dogs and cats.


Visit their sustainability page to explore further: 

Learn more about their sustainability focused partnerships and certifications here.


Our Assessment: 

Purina has a thorough overview of their sustainability efforts on their website. They have outlined current policies as well as goals for the future in the areas of recyclable and reusable packaging, renewable energy, minimizing waste, water stewardship, and responsible sourcing of ingredients. Purina states that ingredients contribute the largest percentage of their carbon footprint and describes a vetting process for evaluating suppliers. Purina states that by 2025 all packaging will be 100% recyclable or reusable. They are committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Purina also lists and describes several sustainability focused partnerships and funded projects on their website. It appears that the page has not been updated recently, as one of the large highlights of the page states goals for 2020, though it is unclear whether these goals were achieved.


Current Progress: 

  • 80% of recyclable packaging
  • 60% renewable electricity is used at three facilities.
  • 19% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions per ton of production since 2007
  • 20% water efficiency improvement in factories
  • Zero Waste for Disposal across all manufacturing operations


Dedicated Sustainability Group/Person: Nestle Purina states that they have a separate department solely dedicated to sustainability efforts


Company Size: Large (over 250 full-time equivalent employees)


Year Added: 2021


Updated: 2022



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