Green Petfood - sustainability for everyone!

Right from the start, it was clear to us that we wanted to develop a pet food that was more sustainable than the traditional varieties available. Because conventional food is made primarily using meat from intensive livestock farming. The farming, slaughter, and transportation of livestock requires a lot of energy and generates a lot of CO₂. Anyone who wants to avoid this is unlikely to succeed - unless they come to us! We have developed dog and cat food that provides your four-legged friend with all the nutrition they need while also doing the environment a favour.

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In a study of the life cycle assessment of pets, the Swiss institute ESU Services (http://esu-services.ch/) established that in a single year, caring for a dog will generate on average 0.95 tonnes of CO2 and a cat will generate 0.38 tonnes. Food alone contributes on average 63% of the climatic impact of a dog and 52% in the case of cats. So together we can really set the bar here. For comparison: an average German citizen generates around 11 tonnes of CO2 each year.

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To identify where the most emissions occur, we carefully examined the entire process used to develop food, and investigated where we could make improvements. The result?Our recipes, which have been optimised from cultivation to bowl. In the following, you can find out exactly how we did this.

For us, sustainability means leaving the smallest carbon footprint possible. In line with this, we pay special attention to climate-friendly ingredients when selecting our raw materials.
 Our approach:

Vermeiden

Avoid

We already avoid huge amounts of CO 2 by using alternative protein sources in our recipes and relying on regional suppliers

Vermeiden

Reduce

The continual optimization of production processes as well as an intelligent energy management take us one step forward every day in pursuit of climate neutral production .

Kompensieren

Compensate

With our forest protection project in Ntakata Mountains in Tanzania we offset the remaining CO 2 emissions that we cannot avoid.

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With all of our products, we try to avoid as much CO₂ as possible. Of course, farming, production, and processing still generate emissions that are harmful to our planet's climate: but right from the start of the process, we neutralise these through various offsetting projects. The largest proportion of our emissions - just under 83% - is generated by farming and the processing of our natural raw ingredients.  The remaining 17% is generated by transportation, production, and packaging.

In the following two examples of our dog and cat food, you can see the quantity of emissions generated by the individual steps in the process of producing food for your pet.

 

For comparison: a normal 15kg bag of conventional dry dog food made using lamb and rice generates a good 68kg of CO2 for the same process.

FairCat Balance

FairCat Balance

with green tea & extra Vitamin C and E

85g for 1.29€

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FairCat Beauty

FairCat Beauty

with aloe vera & hemp oil

85g for 1.29€

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FairCat Care

FairCat Care

with Cranberry

85g for 1.29€

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FairCat Fit

FairCat Fit

with Vitamin C+E

85g for 1.29€

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FairCat Happy

FairCat Happy

with flaxseed oil & psyllium husks

85g for 1.29€

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FairCat Safe

FairCat Safe

with insect protein

from 2.99€ for 300g

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FairCat Sensitive

FairCat Sensitive

with  psyllium seed husks & fennel

85g for 1.29€

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FairCat Vital

FairCat Vital

cereal-free recipe

with chicken from a more species-appropriate husbandry

from 2.99€ per 300g

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FarmDog

FarmDog

Active grainfree Adult

with animal welfare chicken & red lentil

from 4.49€ per kg

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FarmDog

FarmDog

Country Adult / Senior

 with animal welfare chicken & peas

from 3.99€ per kg

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FarmDog

FarmDog

Mini grainfree Adult / Junior

with animal welfare chicken & potatoes

from 4.99€ per kg

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InsectDog

InsectDog

Hypoallergen Adult

with insect protein

from 4.99€ per kg

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InsectDog

InsectDog

Sensitive Adult

 insect protein & rice

from 3.99 per kg

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VeggieDog

VeggieDog

Grainfree Adult

with potato & pea

from 4.49€ per kg

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VeggieDog

VeggieDog

Origin Adult

 with red lentils

from 3.99€ per kg

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Animal welfare

Within the pet sector, meat from conventional farming is usually used. To promote sustainable improvements in animal welfare, we rely exclusively on meat from a more species-appropriate husbandry. You can find out more here.

 

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Ntakata Chimpanse

For the Green Petfood team, protecting the climate isn't just a philosophy: it means being active, and this is exactly how we operate. We offset 25% more carbon dioxide than we generate with our forest conservation project in Tanzania.

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Through our actions, we actively support the UN's goals for sustainable development. You can do your bit too!