Posted at 28 October 2019
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) encompasses all the practices put in place by companies in order to uphold the principles of sustainable development. It means that companies need to be economically viable, have a positive impact on society, and respect and preserve the environment.
Like all the consumers, pet owners are more and more concerned about the sustainability of the food they buy for their animal. They expect pet food companies to control the impact of their products on environment all along their life.
During EFFOST, Aurélie De Ratuld, CSR Director for Diana Pet Food, will present 2 approaches to improve the sustainability of pet food products :
Sustainable innovation can be in product eco-design
Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 15:55-16:25
This poster introduces a new approach that takes into account environmental performance through Life Cycle Assessment and Eco-design to develop sustainable pet food palatants. Besides sustainability improvement, eco-design method offers opportunities to reduce costs, improve brand reputation, generate new business and drive innovation.
Sustainable palatants: from alternative sourcing to eco-design, how to create value while addressing pet food industry challenges
Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 15:00-16:00
The sourcing of raw materials and ingredients is a critical point in the design of sustainable pet food products. This poster shows how meat protein sources used in palatants can be successfully replaced by plant based protein while maintaining a high palatability level.