How we want to reduce our environmental impact by 2025
Over the last few decades, the Earth’s average temperature has risen sharply due to human activities. If the average temperature rises above 1.5°C, it will have many serious consequences for humans, animals and nature. That includes the loss of many of the natural habitats we – and our pets – love and rely on.* So we’re taking action!
We must do everything we can to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.
Greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide (CO₂) trap heat within our atmosphere and cause global warming. The pet food industry is responsible for a huge amount of greenhouse gases – 64 million tonnes every year.**
Rearing the animals that go into pet food is very carbon intensive – it requires vast amounts of land and water. And that’s before we get to all the extra gases released by burping cows and sheep! Our commitment to Zero Carbon therefore starts by finding ways to reduce the impact of our food.
Our strategy to reduce impact
We’re one of the world’s first pet food companies to commit to Science-Based Targets. These targets tell us how much we need to reduce our current carbon footprint to keep global temperature rise below 1.5°C vs pre-industrial levels.
Most of our carbon footprint comes from our ingredients. So we’re going to create scorecards to measure the nutritional value and carbon impact of every ingredient we use. With this data, we can work out the best way to reduce the impact of each recipe without compromising on its quality. Alongside this, we’re exploring the use of ingredients that would have otherwise gone to waste.
Becoming the world’s most sustainable pet company
Besides from Zero Carbon, we want to achieve 100% Ethical Sourcing of our products and have Fully Sustainable Packaging by 2025. Those 3 targets will help us to fulfil our ambition: becoming the world’s most sustainable pet company.
* ww.climaterealityproject.org ** www.theverge.com
About Edgard & Cooper
Joyful pet food
Eating is one of life’s simple joys, so why overcomplicate things? Unlike most other pet foods, we treat nature’s ingredients with respect and make food that’s naturally healthy and full of flavour.
Play nice with nature
We’re on a mission to become the world’s most sustainable pet food. We love nature, so we pledge to make real, lasting change through our targets of zero carbon, fully sustainable packaging and ethically sourced ingredients.
Friends stick together
We donate 1% of our sales to the Edgard & Cooper Foundation, which works with charities that improve the lives of cats and dogs today, while protecting them tomorrow.