Our goal at Freshpet is to do the right thing for pets, for people and for the planet. We believe that being good stewards of the environment by running our operations in a sustainable and efficient manner is important. Not only are we conscious of how the work we do in our Kitchens impacts the environment, we are selective about partnering with suppliers who have a similar mission in operating in a way that’s good for the planet.
One thing that we’re really proud of is using eco-friendly materials from dedicated, green partners like Timbar. TimBar, our new box-packaging supplier, is helping our environment by sourcing environmentally friendly fiber. TimBar is one of a few packaging suppliers whose facilities are certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) for their sustainable fiber sourcing standard.
SFI is one of the largest, independent, nonprofit organizations, with more than 160 million acres of land certified across North America. SFI was born out of a need to market concerns about forest management and illegal logging. The SFI program was launched in 1994 as one of the U.S. Forest sector’s contributions to the vision of sustainable development.
SFI’s standards are based on principles and measures that promote responsible environmental behavior and sound forest management including measures to protect water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk and forests of exceptional conservation value. The three SFI certification standards – forest management, chain of custody and fiber sourcing – all require third-party audits to maintain an internationally recognized and trusted standard of practice. SFI chain-of-custody (COC) certification tracks the percentage of fiber from certified forests, certified sourcing and post-consumer recycled content.
For us, it’s simple. We want to provide healthy, all natural, fresh pet food. But we want to make sure we’re thinking about the planet when delivering our delicious Freshpet recipes. We are excited to house our Freshpet food within an official supply of SFI certified packaging, meeting the rigorous standard for responsibly sourced forest products.
Read more about Freshpet’s sustainability efforts here.