A concern for the health of our planet is a natural extension of our concern for the health and wellbeing of pets. As a pet health and wellness company, we are acutely aware of the pet industry’s impact on our planet’s natural resources. That’s why we’re raising the bar for sustainability in pet care by offering more sustainable products and services to our pet parents. We joined the Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC), which gives us opportunities to learn directly from sustainability experts, share best practices, and collectively raise the bar to advance industry-wide sustainability.
Petco is committed to increasing its assortment of sustainable products to 50% by the end of 2025. Sustainable products at Petco must align with at least one the following five sustainability pillars:
To learn more and to explore our sustainable product assortment, visit petco.com/sustainability.
Over the past couple of years, Petco has taken steps to reduce our environmental impact. We are tackling waste, removing it where possible, and diverting it from landfills through recycling. We’re also testing innovative approaches to packaging, disposal, and behavior change with the goal of bringing them to scale.We look for ways to minimize waste and the use of virgin materials throughout our operations – from the way our products are designed, packaged, and disposed of, to our use of printed materials in Pet Care Centers. Over the past three years that we have been tracking our data in this area, our performance has remained consistent in terms of the percentage of waste we are diverting from landfill, however, we know that there is much more we could do, and we will be searching for ways to improve our performance over the coming year.
We have also installed energy management systems in 98% of Petco Pet Care Centers. These systems have reduced our energy consumption by 4 million kilowatt hours each year, reducing our carbon footprint by 2,828 metric tons of CO2. That’s the same amount of energy used by 515 U.S. homes in a year!
We are committed to integrating sustainability throughout our business. Our Petco partners are driving more than a dozen sustainability projects. Watch to learn more from project leaders
We are committed to ensuring that our vendors responsibly source all animal life we offer.
In 2021, more than 96% of the aquatic life sold in our Petco Pet Care Centers was aquacultured – born, bred, and raised in an aquarium environment, rather than taken from the oceans – including 100% of our freshwater fish and coral.
Petco is leading the industry in improving standards around the responsible collection, transportation, and handling of saltwater fish and corals. We purchase aquatic life exclusively from suppliers that maintain responsible practices outlined in our Marine Aquatic Life Vendor Standards of Excellence. We regularly review the sustainability of all marine species in our assortment and discontinue the sale of those that can no longer continue to be sourced responsibly.