Whether it’s pets, the people who care for them, or the planet we share together, Hill’s has a long history of using science to transform lives. As our company has grown, so has our commitment to sustainability and making a positive impact in everything we do.
Passionate about animal welfare
We’ve helped over 12 million shelter pets find forever homes
Committed to zero waste
All 6 Hill’s owned manufacturing sites are certified under the Total Resource Use and Efficiency (TRUE®) program for zero waste
Our biology-based nutrition uses carefully selected, high-quality ingredients
Investing in a more sustainable future
70% of Hill's global packaging (by weight) was recyclable by 2019
Hill’s uses 3 guiding philosophies
In our efforts to create a better world for future generations of pets, we make decisions based on three distinct principles:
We believe that science is the best path to giving your pet the best care possible. Our Ph.D. nutritionists and veterinarians search for new breakthroughs that can transform a dog or cat’s life for the better.
Hill’s nutritional philosophy
Trends come and go, but we believe that science should always lead the way, creating food that helps pets live happy, healthy lives.
The Hill’s Pet Nutrition Center
Innovative pet food takes an understanding of what pets love. That’s why more than 900 dogs and cats ensure that our final products can be enjoyed by pets around the world.
We only accept ingredients from suppliers whose facilities meet stringent quality standards. We examine each ingredient to ensure its safety, as well as each ingredient profile to ensure your pet gets the precise nutritional formulation they need.
Every Hill’s product undergoes a final safety check to help ensure the safety of your pet’s food. All finished products are physically inspected and tested for key nutrients prior to release to help ensure your pet gets a consistent product bag to bag.
Pets bring people together
Pets have a way of transforming us as individuals and as a community. We embrace a diverse workforce, brought together by a love for pets.
The Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love Program
It’s amazing what a good meal can do for a pet in need. The Hill’s Food, Shelter, Love program has donated more than $300M in food and helped over 12 million shelter pets find forever homes.
- Our goal: 15 million adopted pets
From Australia to the US, The Hill’s Disaster Relief Network has partnered with shelters around the world to provide nutritional support for pets and shelters in need.
- We’ve responded to more than 100 global natural disasters
- Donated more than 400,000 lb of food
Hill’s employees volunteered over 4,600 hours globally in 2019, which is the equivalent of over 2 work years.
Partnering with those who share our vision
The best work is never done alone, which is why we work with organizations that share similar sustainability values.
Helping the planet for a new generation
We realize that our decisions have a global impact, not just for today, but for every day after. Our business practices continue to evolve to keep the planet and natural resources in mind.
Our goal is to integrate social, environmental, and ethical practices at every possible step. We consistently strive to improve efficiency with our suppliers to our manufacturing sites.
Manufacturing with minimal impact
We work to produce quality pet food at the highest energy and water efficiency possible and minimize waste that reaches landfills or oceans.
TRUE® ZERO WASTE CERTIFIED MANUFACTURING PLANTS
All 6 Hill’s owned manufacturing sites are certified under the TRUE®program for zero waste.
WE’VE REDUCED CO2 EMISSIONS IN THE LAST DECADE BY 14%
That’s the equivalent of 20,991 acres of forest in sequestered carbon over one year.
We reduce truck shipments by optimizing ship sizes, delivery routes, and trailer capacities.
Recycle-ready dry pet food packaging
This breakthrough material was co-developed with our bag suppliers, to begin a path toward recycle-ready pet food bags.
Facilities are increasing energy/water efficiency and adhering to ethical labor practices.
*Our Responsibly Made claim applies to all Colgate-Palmolive owned and operated facilities. Aspects related to Sustainable & Safe Ingredients, Responsible Sourcing, Sustainable Packaging and more can be found on our sustainability website. “LEED” and related logos are trademarks owned by the U.S. Green Building Council and are used with permission.