Good for pets, and the planet.

Reducing our environmental paw print is important to us. See how we’re committed to making the planet a little more pet-friendly—and human-friendly.

Green Ingredients

produced in the usa   We’re committed to replacing conventional ingredients with certified organic alternatives wherever possible.  
non-gmo foods   We only ever use 100% non-GMO produce and organic seeds and grains. A number of our products have been Non-GMO Project Verified!
organic pet food ingredients   Click here to find out about our humanely raised meats, wild caught fish – and meet a few of our trusted supplier partners.


Green Production

lower processing temperature   Dehydration uses lower temperatures and less energy than other food production methods such as canning and extrusion.
compact pet food materials   Our finished products are compact, concentrated and lightweight to ship, meaning more of every production dollar is put into ingredients and less into transportation, because we’re not shipping excess bulk or water weight – and a much lighter carbon footprint when we’re getting our products to where they need to go!
produced in the usa   100% of our food manufacturing takes place in North America to reduce transportation and carbon emissions. We’re committed to eliminating virgin packaging materials wherever possible and reducing waste by using only re-usable, recyclable cartons for shipping.


Green Packaging

bpa-free pet food packaging  

All our packaging is 100% food safe and BPA free. BPA is a compound found in lots of packaging including most cans, and is a hormone disruptor that’s been linked to hyperthyroidism in cats.

Our ‘minimalist’ food bags efficiently protect the food inside with a strong barrier that helps to keep out air and moisture, and have easy press-to-close re-sealable side zippers to keep the contents fresher for longer.  

Our new re-sealable stand-up treat pouches are made from a blend of materials including #1 plastic. This packaging solution helps reduce environmental impact through reduced shipping bulk and weight, and lessened total material usage.

recyclable pet food barrier bags  

Our re-sealable pouches  and food bags can be recycled after use by placing in the curbside bins in most areas; please check with your local authority to find out what options are available in your neighborhood. The links below offer some alternative recycling options:

sustainable forestry initiative   Our boxes are made from a combination of recycled material and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certified material, unbleached kraft paperboard, printed with vegetable inks. They’re 100% biodegradable, recyclable or compostable after use.


Green Business

green america member   The Honest Kitchen is an approved member of Green America.
four leaf rating from greenopia   We are one of only four pet food companies that received the highest level ‘four-leaf’ rating from Greenopia.
green business practices   We use energy-efficient motion-sensor lighting in our production plants and warehouses. We also have a small herd of company bikes in our home office, for staff to use to get around town and pick up our lunches.
  Did you know The Honest Kitchen has been named to Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work in America list for the past SIX consecutive years?