Commercial, GHG Emissions - October 8, 2021
ROYAL CANIN Eyes Carbon Neutrality by 2025
ROYAL CANIN announced Oct. 5 its commitment to become certified carbon neutral by 2025, including the carbon neutral certification of its first product range by 2022.
To reach this goal, the pet food company plans to transition to renewable electricity use and reduce the emissions from its supply chain by procuring sustainable ingredients. Currently, 72% of the company’s electricity comes from renewable sources.
“As experts in cat and dog nutrition, we have been guided by science for the last fifty years,” President Loic Moutault said in a statement. “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 ROYAL CANIN’s global value chain that will help us improve our environmental footprint and make a meaningful positive difference to pets, people and the planet.”
Additionally, three-quarters of the company’s carbon footprint comes from its ingredient supply chain. Parent company Mars will be working with key suppliers on identifying their own carbon footprints and setting targets for reduction.
ROYAL CANIN will use the PAS 2060 standard for assessing its carbon neutrality. To further signal its ESG commitment, the company plans to link senior executive pay to climate action and emissions cuts and establish an internal price on carbon.
This announcement coincides with Mars’s new ambition for net-zero emissions across its value chain by 2050.