Animals, People, & the Earth

Walking the Sustainable Walk, Earth Month and Beyond

Earth Animal's 1% Promise to Protect the Earth

Our 1% promise is designed to quantify our intent as a company that truly cares and ensure we are fully accountable as we strive to lead from the front and by example on what it means to practice good corporate citizenship. Stewart Shanley, EA CEO

Sustainability, by definition, means meeting the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to thrive.

At Earth Animal, our mission is to preserve and enhance the quality of life for animals, people, and the Earth – so sustainability is baked into our DNA. We honor our commitment to our mission and sustainability through our 1% Promise.

What is Earth Animal’s 1% Promise?

It’s our commitment to use 1% of our annual net sales to strengthen programs that pioneer a more sustainable future for all of us. We invest in a more sustainable future for the pet industry, fund initiatives that improve the sustainability of our internal operations and donate to efforts helping animals, people, and the Earth.

Our Commitment to the Environment

We only have one planet to call home and if we don’t take care of it, it may not take care of us for very much longer. Through our work with leaders in the environmental movement, we have committed to reducing our dependence on plastics in our packaging.

Transitioning away from plastic packaging

Plastic packaging is one of the biggest environmental threats from the pet industry with over 300 million pounds of plastic packaging ending up in landfills every year. We are committed to addressing the global impact of our own company while modeling a way for others in the industry.

We started transitioning all our new packaging to a mono-structure film that can be recycled with store take-back programs, and we are committed to transitioning all packaging to a recyclable option by 2025.

We joined the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (North America), the leading voice on sustainable packaging with a membership that encompasses the entire supply chain.

We have also started adding How2Recycle information to each new packaging run and it will be on all packaging by 2023. This simple system takes the guesswork out of common numerical recycling icons that are often confusing or inaccurate.

Establishing plastics neutrality through rePurpose Global

Whenever new designs are implemented or mistakes happen, it results in excess packaging having to be recycled. In these situations, we partner with rePurpose Global to offset the environmental impact.

In 2021, we offset 12,000 lbs. We have already expanded this partnership in 2022 and have committed to removing the entire amount of plastic from the environment that we put into it through our product packaging.

Buying carbon removal tokens

In 2021, we purchased 252 tons of carbon removal tokens from The Nori Carbon Removal Marketplace – enough to offset the entire yearly emissions 16 people! We allocated these credits to offset the corporate travel of the entire 70-person team.

These are just some of the ways we put our 1% Promise to work to build a more sustainable future. It’s our promise to have a big, bold impact on the world around us. And, every person who purchases an Earth Animal product joins the community of people contributing to a more sustainable future. Thank you for being an Earth Animal!

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