LINCOLN, NEB. — Nature’s Logic together with eShipping, a Kansas City-based distribution chain management company, have achieved 100% carbon neutrality for the natural pet food company’s shipping and warehousing operations.
The companies measure carbon footprint by measuring warehouse space, power sources, types of shipping, weight of cargo and distance covered during shipping.
“This is a major milestone for the pet industry,” said David Yaskulka, chief executive officer at Nature’s Logic.
Yaskulka has been at the company’s helm for the last two years, during which time he has led several sustainability initiatives. This includes Nature’s Logic “Clean Food, Clean Energy” program, in which the company purchases one kilowatt hour of renewable electricity for every lb of its pet food purchased. Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) purchased by Nature’s Logic fund the creation of wind farms and green energy infrastructure.
“We still have far to go to accomplish our mission, to apply the logic of nature to everything we touch, but I’m proud to realize this significant goal with our partners at eShipping,” he added.
To achieve this goal, eShipping joined the Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC) as a Sustainability Champion-level member.
“We’re thrilled to help Nature’s Logic achieve carbon neutrality,” said Chad Earwood, founder and chief executive officer of eShipping. “Nature’s Logic is our first carbon neutral client, but we’re confident this will create a path for many more to come. As a business in the transportation and logistics space, this partnership also serves as a catalyst for our team to continue looking for ways to minimize our own environmental impact in our office and warehouse locations nationwide.”
Nature’s Logic joined the American Sustainable Business Council in December 2020, and was named among PSC’s Top 20 Accredited Companies for 2020.
“Setting and reaching a carbon neutrality goal is no easy task,” said Caitlyn Dudas, executive director of PSC. “Nature’s Logic is setting an exciting pace within the industry that will be hard to follow by many but sets the stage for others to take similar action toward a better future for pets, people and planet.”
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