Communities

Promote Pets in the Workplace

Our goal

By 2020 across Europe, we will create 200 alliances to support pets at work initiatives.

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Our achievement to date

40% Achieved

By 2018, 22 countries had established Pets at Work programmes in our own offices. This includes nine of our ten main markets. We have also supported 80 alliance partners to implement pets at work programmes.

Our Point of View

Modern life today is increasingly complex. Factors such as urbanisation, commuting and time spent online make it harder to keep and spend time with our pets.

As a leading pet care company we want to support people so that they are able to enjoy all the benefits of pet ownership in the ever-changing world in which we live. Having pets at work is one of ways in which we can enjoy the companionship of our pets all day.

We know that pets have a hugely positive impact on our mental and physical health and wellbeing, but longer working hours, increased on-the-go consumerism, population moves from rural to a more urban lifestyle can make it difficult to accommodate pets into 21st century lives.

Our Pets At Work scheme gives all employees the chance to bring their four legged friends into the office. We hope sharing our experience will inspire other companies to open their doors to dogs too!

To find out more about our pets at work journey click here.

Did you know that according to studies, employees who bring pets to work show less signs of stress? Or that having pets in the office encourages a healthy work-life balance?

Pets in Purina Offices

We strongly believe that people and pets are better together and having pets at work is a clear demonstration of our passion for pets and the Purina values we all share. We put a lot of work into making the Nestlé Purina offices across Europe as pet friendly as possible.

Across many of our locations, our four legged friends are a regular feature in the office. This ranges from some offices allowing dogs come in for a day or for a week a year to an increasingly common practice of seeing dogs in our offices every day.

In the UK we’ve had an established pets at work practice since 2003 and our UK head office became the first fully dog friendly Nestlé office in the world in 2015.

Join the PetsatWork Alliance and we will help you make your office dog-friendly

We are keen to share our experience and examples of how to set up a Pets at Work programme with others. As a result, we are inviting other companies and organisations to follow suit. Our goal is to create 200 alliances across Europe to join us and establish Pets at Work initiatives by the year 2020.

Thanks to our support, every company can, in its way, become pet-friendly and benefit from all our support to facilitate this transformation. From Dog free and Dog friendly stickers to behavioural dog tests, we help companies to implement a successful and durable programme.

We’ve also developed a Pets at Work How-to Toolkit, just 6 steps to help external partners implement this programme.

If you want to be part of the Pets at Work Alliance or you would like to receive more information, contact us at: [email protected]

Building on Nestlé CSV

Just as we are committed to improving the lives of pets and the people who love them, our parent company Nestlé is committed to enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future for individuals and families, our communities and the planet.

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Case study

Because actions speak louder than words, take a few minutes to discover our stories and achievements in these short case studies related to this commitment.

New Pets at Work Partners throughout Europe

We are keen to use our experience to see even more pet-friendly companies join our Pets at Work (PAW) Alliance.

Read more about our activities across Europe here
Pets at work

Promoting PAW at HR conferences

Our Pets at Work activities in Germany run throughout the year. In addition to initiatives such as LinkedIn and social media influencer campaigns on Facebook and Instagram, we also attended the Zukunft Personel HR Fair in Cologne to promote the benefits of pets at work for employers. The HR participants we spoke to also confirmed our belief that PAW is a valuable USP in the war to attract new talent!

Read more here
Purina at fair

Extending PAW to our factory offices

Together with our Marconnelle factory in France and our Portogruaro factory in Italy, our Sudbury factory in the UK has also recently implemented pets at work in their offices.

Learn more about our experience here
Marconnelle

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