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Royal Canin continues green drive
9th January 2020

By Karen Pickwick

Royal Canin has introduced carbon-neutral parcel deliveries for retailers – and the parcels’ packaging also incorporates recycled materials and are fully recyclable.

The changes form part of Royal Canin’s Sustainable in a Generation Plan – the company’s long-term approach to achieving a sustainable business for generations to come, which also includes a commitment for 100% of plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.

The pet food manufacturer says it is also making other significant carbon reductions – for example, it eliminated 37,000 of truck miles from its supply chain last year. This reduced the company’s carbon dioxide emissions by 55 tonnes, which is the equivalent of 55 return flights from Paris to New York.

WORKING HARD

Neil Stevenson, logistics manager at Royal Canin, said: “We are pleased that retailers can now place orders with us, knowing that it will reach them without a carbon footprint.

“Our site is already powered entirely from renewable electricity generated at the Moy Wind Farm in the Scottish Highlands, but we are working hard to eliminate 100% of greenhouse gas emissions from our direct operations by 2040.

“We aren’t there yet, but we reduced our carbon footprint in 2019 and have set ourselves ambitious targets to remove a further 75,000 truck miles and further slash our emissions by 113 tonnes this year.”