Press release: Only An Ocean
Beco is delighted to announce that as of April 22 (Earth Day), the brand is leading the way in encouraging the pet industry to become more sustainable by achieving carbon neutrality. Working with the certification body, Climate Neutral, Beco has successfully achieved its goal of carbon neutrality by measuring and reducing any business emissions and compensating for every ton.
Since launching in 2009, Beco’s focus has been on creating food, toys and accessories that pets love, whilst also reducing any impact on the planet. To strengthen this mission, Beco has implemented a number of policies that help protect and preserve the natural world, from switching to renewable energy to power the Beco offices, to replacing gas-powered machinery with electric vehicles and using an air source heat pump that transfers heat absorbed from the outside air instead of relying on gas.
Further to all this, Beco is taking its sustainability mission to the next level by continuing to set longer-term reduction targets.
“Carbon offsetting can be contentious as some businesses see it as a way to buy your way out of trouble without addressing the problem, the initial emissions,” said Beco founder George Bramble. “We are not one of those. Our primary goal is to reduce as much as possible, and then offset what remains. We see offsetting as a way to repay our debts while we work on continuous improvements.”
Beco is proud that the offsetting of its unavoidable emissions drives critical funding into carbon-reducing projects all across the globe, including avoiding deforestation in Indonesia, generating wind energy in China and reforestation in Costa Rica. Launched 13 years ago, Beco is the UK’s leading mission-led pet brand dedicated to making the highest quality pet food, toys and accessories in the most sustainable ways possible, so that it can help look after our planet as well as your pets. Found in more than 40 countries, Beco uses the best materials from nature to make unique products and recipes so you can feel confident about what you’re choosing for your pet.
In addition to our plant-based bowls (over 1 million sold to date), the brand also makes compostable poop bags that are created from cornstarch and completely biodegrade through composting back to the soil when composted at home. Since the brand launched, it has helped collect more than 36 million scoops with its poop bags, making sure you and your pet can enjoy your adventures. The brand’s range of tough, interactive cat and dog toys are made with renewable or recycled materials. From natural rubber, hemp rope or soft toys made from recycled plastic, Beco ensures that its toys lead to more stimulating and interactive lives.Beco’s philosophy is: Love your dog, love our planet.