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The Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC) released a new case study that evaluates the carbon footprint of pet food ingredients in partnership with German company Josera. Comparing two different formulas, PSC was able to determine the comparitive carbon footprints of a lamb and rice formula versus Insect Dog which uses insect protein supplied by Protix as its main ingredient. Not only did this data illuminate the comparitive carbon footprint of two products, but it also compares carbon footprints for each ingredient providing the potential for additional formulas aimed at reaching the lowest carbon footprint possible while maintaining nutritional performance.

The carbon footprint project is just one of many sustainability initiatives at Josera but the data had been difficult to capture before partnering with PSC. “At Josera we see it as our responsibility to protect the planet. PSC has helped us navigate what can be a difficult pathway to address our carbon footprint” Klaus Wagner, CEO Josera.

PSC used a streamline LCA process relying on benchmark data from global LCA databases. This project was one of several projects underway as part of PSC’s recent expansion that allows European pet companies to join their nonprofit coalition. The Josera case study will sit alongside other case studies in the PSC Toolkit featuring a variety of sustainable business topics like employee engagement, sustainable packaging, strategic implementation, and supply chain engagement from member companies like I and Love and You, Worldwise, MOM’s Organic Market, Kinn Inc., and Zuke’s.

“Global climate change is a huge impact area that can feel unattainable for businesses to solve. Josera’s leadership paves the way for others to leverage their business toward low carbon solutions that will make the world livable for people and pets in the future.” Caitlyn Dudas, Executive Director, Pet Sustainability Coalition.

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