Our Mission

Freshpet is dedicated to bringing the power of fresh, real food to pets. From the care we take to source our ingredients and make our food, to the moment it reaches your home, Freshpet’s integrity, transparency and social responsibility are the way we like to run our business.

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Our Mission

Freshpet is dedicated to bringing the power of fresh, real food to pets. From the care we take to source our ingredients and make our food, to the moment it reaches your home, Freshpet’s integrity, transparency and social responsibility are the way we like to run our business.

Loving this planet we’re
all a part of

We believe we can make truly good food for our pets, while being a force for good. We never stop pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. And while we know we’re not perfect, we do all we can to lessen our environmental impact while giving pets the freshest, healthiest food.

All recipes from our kitchen are produced with built-in wind, water and CO2 savings

Landfills, never

Every bit of waste from Freshpet Kitchens is reused, recycled or transformed into energy. We’re proud our Kitchens are leading the way to a world where nothing is wasted.

Our cardboard recycling saved 1,345 metric tons of CO2e emissions, over 2,811,200 gallons of water, and 6,827 trees in 2020.

Renewable energy, always

The Kitchens where our food is made, and the fridges where you find it, use electricity generated by renewable wind or solar energy. That’s helping reduce our CO2 footprint and achieve our goal of carbon neutrality.

In 2020, our renewable energy commitment prevented 46,567 metric tons of CO2e emissions – the same as taking 10,208 cars off the road for a year!

Saving water, everywhere

Water is one of Earth’s most precious resources, and our entire manufacturing system has been engineered to reduce the use and maximize the benefits of every single drop.

In 2020, we upped our commitment by investing in a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant and rainwater capture system.

TREATING OUR COMMUNITY’S WATER WITH CARE

We live and work in the Bethlehem, PA community where our Kitchens are located, and believe in treating the natural resources we share with care. All of our wastewater is filtered by our on-site treatment facility, which removes residual vegetables, meat and fat from cooking. Rather than being sent to the landfill, this organic matter is broken down by bacteria through a process known as anaerobic digestion. In 2020, we removed over 200 tons of solids from our wastewater. Not only does this reduce the burden on municipal water facilities, but we estimate that this disposal method will prevent 108 metric tons of CO2e emissions compared to landfilling the same amount of waste.

WE HARVEST RAIN

Irrigating with rainwater

We harvest rainwater to irrigate our landscape, including the trees we’ve planted.  Our underground reservoirs hold almost half a million gallons of rainwater—enough to irrigate 62,000 sq. ft.

Reducing storm water runoff

Harvesting rainwater helps reduce storm water runoff from our property. This lightens peak flow loads to local waters, and helps avoid streambank erosion.

Less Contamination

Reduced runoff means less surface water contamination from pesticides, sediment, metals and fertilizers. Go Earth!

Freshpet chillers

use the latest technology including LED lighting, highly efficient compressors, and non ozone depleting refrigerant.

67,786 MWh

of renewable electricity purchased in 2020.

This reduces our carbon footprint and supports a more sustainable electric grid.

We strongly support local farmers whose labor and environmental practices align with ours. That’s why more than half our ingredients come from within 200 miles of our kitchens. Local sourcing also helps contribute to the well-being of our local communities—and uses less transportation. All in all, what’s good for our neighbors is good for our world, too.

Local means less waste and more local support

96 %

of our ingredients are sourced from North America

6M LBS

In 2020, Freshpet worked with US farmers to supply over 6 million lbs of chicken and turkey that is Animal Welfare Certified by the Global Animal Partnership to be cage free and raised without antibiotics.
In addition to providing our birds a happier life, this commitment helps limit the rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Our packaging is engineered to keep your pet’s food safe and nutritious while using as little material as possible

We aim to minimize the impact of our packaging on the planet, while keeping your pet’s food fresh, nutritious and safe. Unlike many pet foods, our packaging contains no BPA — a known endocrine disruptor in humans. After all, if people shouldn’t eat BPA, our pets shouldn’t either. The plastic we do use is 100% recyclable through our partnership with Terracycle, an innovative company that recycles plastics that local municipalities don’t accept.

We use up to 20x less packaging

than our wet food competitors to feed a 30lb. dog daily

Freshpet

2–10g

Freshpet’s packaging is strong, light, and efficient. We use between 2–10g of packaging per 30lb dog.

Wet Food Competitors

80-120g

Wet food competitors use between 80–120g of packaging per 30lb dog.

Typical wet food cans and plastic tubs require much more material to provide the same nutrition.

We care about pets, people, and our planet

When it comes to taking care of our planet, we’re never done. Because whether you’re a pet or a pet parent, there’s no better place to live and play together than a green, sustainable Earth.
 
Freshpet will always push to take care of nature’s precious resources, and to improve our place in this world. If  that means taking the tough path instead of the easy one, for our pets, our people and our planet, we say, “We’re all in.”
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