Our Vision of Sustainability
Royal Canin wants to improve our pets' lives, placing cats' and dogs' needs first to contribute to their optimal health. There is more: our nutritional approach based on nutrients enables us to consider the environmental and social impact of every single recipe we develop, whilst providing pets with nutrition of the highest quality, benefits and safety. And our sustainability journey doesn't end there: we are working relentlessly towards improving our impact on pets, planet and people, by making our activities more sustainable and socially responsible.
Some of our achievements so far
The sustainability pillars guiding Royal Canin
Our journey to carbon neutralityAs part of Mars, Incorporated commitment to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions across its full value chain by 2050, ROYAL CANIN® brand has committed to become certified carbon neutral by 2025 with its first product range aiming to be certified carbon neutral by 2022.
ROYAL CANIN® plans to use the PAS 2060 standard for carbon neutrality, a robust and internationally recognized standard, and the brand will report transparently and regularly on its journey.
The action areas we will take to achieve carbon neutral by 2025 are as follows:
In addition, we will work on integrating climate-smart business transformation, from management practices to the engagement of associates, suppliers and business partners in the journey.
For any residual emissions that ROYAL CANIN® cannot completely remove or reduce, we will invest in high-quality, removals–based certified carbon credits. The use of removals–based credits is aligned with the SBTi Net Zero Foundations paper.
“We believe that making this bold carbon neutral commitment will inspire and mobilize new and impactful ideas, actions and results and make a meaningful positive difference to the planet.”
- Loïc Moutault, Royal Canin President
More Sustainable Packaging
As a core partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s (EMF) New Plastics Economy Initiative, and a signatory of its Global Commitment to eliminate plastic waste and pollution at its source, our vision is aligned with EMF, to support a circular economy where packaging never becomes waste. By 2025, we plan for all our plastic packaging to be recyclable, reusable or compostable. To close the loop we will also include up to 30% recycled post-consumer plastic in our plastic packaging - dependent on the advancement of chemical recycling at pace and scale & alignment of food safety regulations.
Supporting the positive role of pets in society with the Royal Canin Foundation
Pets make the world a better place for us. Created in 2020, our Foundation finances projects that support the positive role of pets in human health and welfare.Discover more about our Foundation
“Our purpose is: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS, because pets make our lives better. This is why the Royal Canin Foundation supports external projects where pets‘role is central to people's health and welfare.”
— Fabrice Mathieu, Global Sustainability Director