Measuring the carbon footprint of pet food is important and PFMA has been working with partners to develop a system to do just that.
PFMA, is a member of FEDIAF, the European Pet Food Federation (FEDIAF), who are part of the European Commission’s initiative “Building the Single Market for Green Products”. The initiative aims to develop a harmonised method to monitor and report the environmental performance of products (PEF).
In 2018, as pioneers of this approach in Europe, FEDIAF developed the Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCR) for pet food, which was endorsed by the European Commission. This officially adopted methodology gives clear guidelines for calculating the product environmental footprint of prepared pet food for cats and dogs – from ‘cradle to grave’.
Through FEDIAF, PFMA will continue collaborating with the EU institutions and Member States involved in this project to determine how this methodology should be used under future policy framework.