OAKLAND, CALIF. — On July 13, Petaluma was named among the 2022 Best for the World B Corp by B Lab, a global community of environmentally friendly B Corporations. The pet food company was recognized for its commitment to the environment, placing the company within the top 5% of Certified B Corps.
"From day one, we have promised to keep our commitment to our pets and the planet at the forefront of every decision we face as a company without compromise, even when the right choice means taking a harder path,'' said Garrett Wymore, chief executive officer and co-founder of Petaluma.
"The Best for the World honor is validation that Petaluma's fresh approach to dog food is paving the way for a cleaner future not only for our four-legged friends but for all of us who call Earth home," Wymore added. "With so much work left to be done as a collective, we're channeling our excitement from this achievement into motivation to continue exploring ways we can do our part."
Petaluma formulates plant-based pet food products to help reduce the pet industry’s negative impacts on the environment. According to the company, plant-based ingredients offer many sustainability benefits, like using less land and water and reducing greenhouse gas emissions compared to factory-farmed animal proteins and other resource-intensive ingredients.
"Each Best for the World edition is an opportunity to raise the bar for how businesses can and should operate to create real and lasting positive impact for their workers, customers, communities, and the environment," said Dan Osusky, head of standards and insights at B Lab Global. "While no company is perfect and even the best companies can and should continue to strive to improve, the B Corps recognized as Best for the World can provide us all — standards setters, B Corps, non-B Corps and sustainability advocates — with inspiration on what true leadership in business can look like to make progress on addressing our current global challenges."
The pet food company was recognized by B Lab based on its high B Impact Score. The Best for the World recognition is awarded to companies the meet exceedingly high standards of social and environmental practices.
According to B Lab, there are more than 5,000 B Corps spanning 80 countries and 155 industries.
Read more about sustainability efforts in the pet food and treat industry.