While we are busy creating recycled plastic pet products, we are aware that our business practices directly contribute to climate change through two of the biggest polluting industries in the world: (fabulous dog) fashion and transportation.
A Mindful and Sustainable Business
At Anipal, we are mindful of how our business foot(and paw)print impacts the world around it, especially how our actions could impact Australia’s threatened species and their habitats. We examine every part of our supply chain and continuously assess if there are more sustainable ways to do things. This is done through Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) - breaking down each phase of a project from the manufacturing, product materials, transportation, shipping and packaging containers or materials, office footprint etc etc. The list is endless!
In order to tackle and offset the emissions that we can’t control, AniPal is supporting Carbon Neutral’s Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor, to remove 7 times the amount of carbon that we generate through our business.
Environmental, social and economic benefits
This project helps to restore an environment and remove CO2 from the atmosphere. Projects such as this have wide reaching benefits - enhancing our shared natural capital with habitat restoration and land conservation, as well as social and economic benefits.
A biodiversity hotspot for wildlife and plants
The Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor plantings are located in the northern wheatbelt of Southwestern Australia. The region has an exceptionally high number of plant and animal species found nowhere else in the world. It has been identified as one of 35 global biodiversity hotspots for wildlife and plants, and the first one identified in Australia.
Back to the area's woodland origins
The Yarra Yarra Corridor was once an area of vibrant woodlands. But since the arrival of Europeans in the early 1900s years ago, approximately 97% of the vegetation has been cleared for traditional farming practices. Now, due to problem soils and a drying climate, parts of the landscape are not suitable for traditional agriculture. The loss of habitat has also caused native species to be under threat.
Generating green corridors to restore ecosystems
Planting trees and shrubs is part of a much larger vision. The goal is to link small patches of remaining vegetation and 12 nature reserves to create a green corridor to help restore ecosystems and preserve threatened and unique flora and fauna.