Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial - July 21, 2022
Purina Joins Sustainable Agriculture Program
Nestlé Purina, a pet care company, joined a sustainable agriculture program.
The program is run by Primient, a producer of food and industrial ingredients made from plant-based, renewable sources. Through the program, Purina will sponsor 200,000 acres of corn grown in the U.S.
Primient’s sustainable agriculture program supports Purina’s net zero commitment by allowing greater visibility of its environmental footprint beyond its facilities, including the practices used by enrolled farms as well as progress reports outlining the impact of the sustainable corn growing program.
The Primient sustainable agriculture program includes nearly 1.5 million acres of corn. It is delivered in partnership with Truterra, LLC, the sustainable solutions business of Land O’Lakes, a farmer-owned cooperative, and uses technology to support growers in targeting and measuring the impact of their agricultural practices across the year, allowing them to make more informed decisions around key resource usage as well as actively monitoring crop and soil health throughout the growing season.
“Purina is proud to support farmers’ leadership on sustainability as we continue bolstering our agricultural initiatives across the country,” said Jack Scott, Vice President of Sustainable Sourcing at Nestlé Purina, in a statement. “Partnerships with reputable organizations like Primient and Truterra enhance our sourcing of sustainable ingredients critical to feeding 51 million dogs and 66 million cats each year and promote conservation.”