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- Nestlé has made a global commitment to sustainably source all its cocoa through the Nestlé Cocoa Plan by 2025.
- Nestlé will provide financial assistance to cocoa farmers, in addition to investing £1 million in an industry-first living income pilot* and a further £500,000 in community projects, as partnership with Fairtrade Foundation ends.
- Through its expanded Cocoa Plan programme and partnership with the Rainforest Alliance, Nestlé will continue working to improve livelihoods and productivity in cocoa-growing communities.
Nestlé UK and Ireland has today announced that its KitKat brand will source Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cocoa from October 2020. The move comes as the business invests more in sustainably sourced cocoa; and harmonises certification for confectionery products within its global portfolio. Nestlé will provide financial support to enable Fairtrade farmers to certify their farms to the Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Agriculture Standard as well if they wish.
- As many as one in five adults worldwide are sensitive to cat allergens1
- Scientific breakthrough in managing cat allergens developed after more than a decade of Purina research
- Key ingredient is a specific protein sourced from eggs which safely neutralises allergens in cats’ saliva
- UK’s leading feline welfare charity Cats Protection reveals that human sensitivity to cat allergens caused 1,320 cat relinquishments last year
- Purina Pro Plan LiveClear on sale now from Pets at Home and Purina’s online shop
Scientists at Purina have developed a revolutionary approach to the management of cat allergens. Pro Plan LiveClear, launching in the UK this month, is the first and only cat food that reduces the allergens on cat hair and dander.
This scientific breakthrough is the culmination of more than a decade of Purina research dedicated to finding a safe, effective and feline-friendly way to address a problem that impacts as many as one in five adults1 and countless cat-owning households worldwide, limiting the amount of interactions that owners share with the cats they love.Read full press release
The summer Paralympic Games might be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic but five top athletes will be helping you start your day right by getting active.
Nestlé Cereals announced its partnership with the ParalympicsGB in January ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Tokyo, which were due to start in August.
However, now due to the Games being postponed for a year and with gyms closed, British Paralympic hopefuls will be presenting live fitness sessions via the Nestlé Cereals Instagram channel.
Nestlé UK & Ireland CEO, Stefano Agostini, is today joining calls for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to use the United Nations SDGs (Sustainability Development Goals) to create a socially just and green recovery from COVID-19.
The UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development and UN Global Compact (UKSSD and UNGC), alongside business and charity leaders have signed the letter reflecting the shared view of a broad range of sectors across the UK.
Purina has announced the 2020 winners of the BetterwithPets Prize, in a virtual forum streamed live on YouTube and is delighted that UK Charity StreetVet has been named winner of the piloted innovations category, taking home £41,500 for its proposed Accredited Hostel Scheme.
The StreetVet Accredited Hostel Scheme offers free, accessible veterinary care for pets whose owners are experiencing homelessness, as well as support for hostel managers and staff to adopt and implement positive pet policies. To find out more visit www.streetvet.co.uk or take a look at the video they submitted as part of their pitch.
"Everything about StreetVet for me has been a crazy journey, from an idea – just sticking a backpack on and going out, to this being what I do now every day," said Jade Statt, co-founder of StreetVet. "It comes down to our volunteers, who are amazing, and the strength of the human-animal bond, because that’s why we’re all doing it. The best part of this process and StreetVet has been about the people we have met along the way, be it owners with their dogs, or people who have wanted to make a difference."
Following a search for social entrepreneurs across Europe and beyond, Purina is excited to announce UK charity, StreetVet with its proposed Accredited Hostel Scheme, has been shortlisted for their prestigious Purina BetterwithPets Prize.
The prize invites entries from entrepreneurs whose work focuses on the power of the pet human bond and whose efforts are helping to transform society. It is run by petcare company Purina in collaboration with Ashoka, a pioneer in the field of social entrepreneurship. StreetVet, were chosen from 150 applicants from Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
The StreetVet Accredited Hostel Scheme offers free, accessible veterinary care for pets whose owners are experiencing homelessness and support for hostel managers and staff to adopt and implement positive pet policies. To find out more visit www.streetvet.co.uk.