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PremieRpet Becomes First Pet Food Company in Brazil to Adopt 100% Solar Energy in Its Factories

It was developed through a long-term supply contract with Comerc Renew, the generation arm of the Comerc Group.

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(PRESS RELEASE) SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – PremieRpet, the pioneer in developing high-quality nutrition and super premium foods for pets in Brazil, is continuing to lead the way for climate action with its recent investment in the largest solar power plant in the state of São Paulo. Located in the municipality of Castilho, this important milestone was developed through a long-term supply contract (PPA – Power Purchase Agreement) with Comerc Renew, the generation arm of the Comerc Group. This new venture makes PremieRpet the first pet food company in Brazil to adopt solar energy, a 100% renewable source, in all its plants.

Situated on over 1,700 acres, the Castilho Complex has five generation units and 600,000 solar energy plates – as the photovoltaic module is popularly known. Of this total, 120,000 plates will be used to supply 100% of the demand of PremieRpet’s four factories, located in Dourado (SP) and Porto Amazonas (PR).

The use of solar energy – or clean energy – as an alternative energy source has many advantages for the environment. Unlike traditional energy sources, it’s non-polluting and provides a reduced carbon footprint. As a renewable energy source, it’s also sustainable.

“Since its inception, PremieRpet has promoted sustainable initiatives in its operations, demonstrating its vision for a future orientated towards the preservation of the environment and well-being of society,” explained Fernando Maluf, VP of international sales. “Now, as we adopt the use of solar energy at our plants, our company will continue to avoid emissions of up to 16,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere each year. To put this into perspective, this number is equivalent to the annual consumption of 16,000 homes with an average of four people, or to the CO2 absorption of 110,000 trees for 30 years.”

For over 25 years, PremieRpet has been providing high-quality, natural nutrition to pets throughout Brazil. Its brands, Premier and Golden, paved the way for the super premium pet food category and have long been favorites among pet parents. The company recently introduced Natoo, a brand targeted towards the U.S. market and whose Crunchy Biscuits and Meal Toppers/Treats will also be produced using solar energy.

One of its PremieRpet’s first initiatives was implementing the use of reforested eucalyptus trees to generate thermal energy in its manufacturing operations. In addition to reusing rainwater by capturing it from ponds and roofs, it also promotes natural lighting in 75% of its spaces, manages all the residues generated in the production process and performs reverse logistics. The brand is also proud to own and operate the first LEED Gold-Certified eco-responsible production facility in Latin America.

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To learn more about PremieRpet and its commitment to sustainable, environmental and conservation practices, please visit www.premierpet.com.br.

About PremieRpet

PremieRpet was the first company to produce super premium pet food in Brazil and pioneered the concept of indoor and breed-specific formulas. Natoo was developed for pet parents within the U.S. market seeking a more natural diet for their dogs and cats. With DNA that’s rooted in innovation, they’re focused on delivering high-quality nutrition so that pets can live longer, happier lives. Their products are prepared with the finest ingredients that are carefully selected and follow strict quality standards.

Natoo practices sustainability daily in their production and supply chains. The brand is also focused on conscious consumption at all levels of activity and always prioritizes animal welfare. For more information, please visit www.NatooPetFoods.com.

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