Zuke’s Continues Leadership in All-Natural, Sustainable Products

At Zuke’s, about the only thing they love as much as their pets is the planet. Zuke’s is proud of their efforts to provide exceptional quality treats for pets with the finest ingredients possible.

Durango, Colo. (March 25, 2010) - At Zuke's, about the only thing they love as much as their pets is the planet. Zuke's is proud of their efforts to provide exceptional quality treats for pets with the finest ingredients possible. As a company that loves pets and the outdoors, they are equally dedicated to protecting the environment, and continually looking for ways to increase their impact in their communities and decrease their footprint on Mother Earth. These efforts include special attention to their ingredient sourcing, as well as eco-conscious production and packaging initiatives.

“In addition to using eco-friendly packages, and alternative energies for our offices and manufacturing, we also offer eco-incentives to our employees,” says Patrick Meiering, founder of Zuke's. “We offer incentives to employees if they chose to commute to the offices on their bikes, and we also power our offices with 100-percent green electricity.”

Additionally, all of Zuke's packaging boxes are made with 100-percent recycled paperboard. The box itself is made smaller and filled fuller resulting in the use of 20-percent less material in their packaging than their competitors. Their baked products are also produced in a plant powered by 100-percent wind energy.

On top of their efforts to reduce their carbon footprint, Zuke's also takes great strides to give back to its communities. Just a couple of ways they do this is by continually donating a portion of all their proceeds to the Dog & Cat Cancer Fund (www.dccf.org), as well as supporting area humane societies and sponsoring dog athletes.

Zuke's is also committed to using the finest ingredients and avoiding all those unnecessary additives and preservatives. Zuke's meats, grains, fruits and veggies are sourced in the USA, with the exception of lamb and venison, which come from New Zealand. In Zuke's treats you'll never find any harsh preservatives like BHA, added animal fat or tallow, nasty by–products or artificial colors or flavors or low-cost fillers like wheat and corn.

To learn more about Zuke's and their CSR, please visit their social media release site at http://www.verdepr.com/smr/zukes. You may also download their full CSR report by clicking here.

About Zuke'sâ„¢
Zuke's was founded in 1995 on the realization that pets need healthy, all–natural treats, just as much as people do. Named after the founder, Patrick Meiering's loving chocolate lab, the company is dedicated to creating tasty, healthful treats and chews that meet the unique nutritional needs of dogs and cats to keep them performing at their best. Zuke's also supports a non-profit started by Meiering in memory of his companion. Each year, the company donates a portion of its profits to the Dog and Cat Cancer Fund in memory of Zuke. Visit them online at www.dccfund.org.

Since 2001 Zuke's has been headquartered in Durango, Colo. and was chosen as one of the Top 50 Colorado Companies to Watch in 2009. Visit http://www.zukes.com for more information.


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