Petcurean Reduces Environmental Pawprint by Announcing New Carbon Neutral Achievements


Contact: Julia Smith


Petcurean Reduces Environmental Pawprint by Announcing New
Carbon Neutral Achievements

Petcurean highlights key sustainability wins in Second Annual Sustainability Impact Report,
including achieving carbon neutral status for Scopes 1 and 2, pledging to transition to recyclable packaging by 2025, and donating 918,878 pet food meals in the last 12 months

Chilliwack, BC (September 21st, 2022) — Petcurean, the award-winning manufacturer of
premium pet food brands GO! SOLUTIONS, ® and NOW FRESH®, is thrilled to share a number of notable sustainability achievements and announcements which demonstrate the Company’s
commitment to being a sustainability leader in the premium pet food industry. This
announcement also highlights ongoing company partnerships with like-minded organizations
including the Pet Sustainability Coalition, and sustainability improvements, both big and small,
across all areas of the business.

As part of the premium pet food manufacturer’s sustainability milestones, and as highlighted in
their recently released Second Annual Sustainability Impact Report, Petcurean has achieved
carbon neutrality for Scopes 1 and 2 by offsetting 100% of its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
for the past three years. This was done through a carbon offset partnership with Native Energy,
a certified B Corporation dedicated to developing sustainability solutions. The total amount
offset is equal to 288 tonnes CO2e, and includes emissions from Petcurean’s electricity, natural
gas, and fleet vehicle usage. Moving forward, Petcurean’s priority is to reduce the Company’s
Scope 1 and 2 emissions (e.g. by switching to hybrid vehicles), and then to offset any remaining

Petcurean’s carbon neutral status is just one part of a four-year plan to improve all aspects of
the Company’s sustainability practices. Another key element of the Company’s sustainability
commitment is Petcurean’s membership with the Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC) since 2017.
As a PSC Accredited Company with guardian membership status, Petcurean’s sustainability
performance has been measured, verified, and improved annually. In fact, Petcurean was the
first Canadian company to sign-on to the PSC’s Packaging Pledge, which publicly commits
Petcurean to switching the majority of their pet food packaging to be 100% recyclable by 2025.

“In 2021 we put our four-year sustainability plan in action, including releasing our first-ever
Sustainability Impact Report to highlight the measurable actions and contributions we are
making towards the growing industry movement for increased accountability and transparency,”
says Christine Mallier, Sustainability and Community Relations Manager, Petcurean. “A year later, we’re excited to share the progress we’ve made through our Second Annual Sustainability
Impact Report, which showcases our vision to contribute to a more sustainable future, and how
we’re committed to making a positive impact on the planet for our beloved pets and community
of pet parents.”

Currently, Petcurean is at the midpoint of the Company’s four-year sustainability plan, which
focuses on making positive changes in four main impact areas:

Protecting the planet by optimizing business practices to reduce the Company’s
environmental footprint, protect the natural world, and contribute to a more sustainable
future. In the last year, Petcurean began manufacturing in Europe for the Company’s
Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) markets to reduce transport GHG emissions.
Petcurean has also signed the Pet Sustainability Coalition’s pledge to have the majority
of their packaging be 100% recyclable by 2025.

Empowering the Petcurean team by supporting team members’ physical, social,
professional, and financial well-being. Petcurean was one of the first premium pet food
companies to appoint a dedicated Sustainability Manager to oversee and support
sustainability-related initiatives. Additionally, Petcurean now offers a flexible, home/office
hybrid work environment for the health, safety and well-being of its team members, and
to reduce GHG emissions produced by employees commuting.

Uplifting the community by giving back purposefully to the communities Petcurean
serves through year-round support and leadership. In the last year, Petcurean has
partnered with non-profits, rescue organizations and pet-centered companies to raise
funds and donate food to pets in need. This includes non-profit organizations that
support the welfare of animals such as the Regional Animal Protection Society, and an
ongoing partnership with CUDDLY. In the past year to date, Petcurean has donated
918,878 pet food meals to cats and dogs in need.

Commitment to governance by becoming more accountable, transparent, and ethical.
Petcurean was the first Canadian pet food company to release a public-facing
Sustainability Impact Report in 2021. In 2022, the Company also launched a Supplier
Code of Conduct to hold major suppliers accountable for specific environmental and
social performance.

“For over two decades, our focus has been on doing the right thing as a Company, and to create
premium food that is both nutritious and delicious. Two years ago we were thrilled to kick things
into high gear to define and achieve new sustainability goals, while keeping pets first as our
motto,” says Christine Mallier, Sustainability & Community Relations Manager, Petcurean. “We
recognize the responsibility we have to implement sustainable practices to produce responsibly,
reduce consumption, and empower our team while doing so. Being intentional and transparent
in these practices is important to us, and we look forward to sharing more of our sustainability
goals and results in the months ahead.”

Learn more about Petcurean’s commitment to sustainability and download Petcurean’s second
annual Sustainability Impact Report here:

About Petcurean®

Petcurean is a proudly Canadian company that creates premium-quality pet food recipes for
dogs and cats (and cats and dogs) through its family of flagship brands including: GO!
SOLUTIONS®, NOW FRESH®, and GATHER®. Petcurean pet foods are sold exclusively through select pet specialty retailers in Canada, the United States, and more than 35 countries
internationally. The Petcurean family of brands is committed to sustainability as it pertains to
pets, people and the planet. With every decision they make and every recipe they create, they
put pets first. For more information, visit