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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

50 alliances with other companies across Europe have been created to welcome dogs in their offices.

Our Point of View

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

As a leading pet care company, we want to support people so that they're able to enjoy all the benefits of pet ownership in the everchanging world in which we live. Having pets at work is one way in which we can enjoy the companionship of our pets all day.

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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 and the population moving 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 fourlegged friends into the office. We hope sharing our experience will inspire other companies to open their doors to dogs too! Find out more about our Pets at Work journey.

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 blend?

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 fourlegged friends are a regular feature in the office. This ranges from some offices allowing dogs to come in for a day or a week of the year, to an increasingly common practice of seeing dogs have a permanent place throughout our offices.

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 Pets at Work Alliance and we'll help you to create a dog-friendly office

We're keen to share our experience and examples of how to set up a Pets at Work programme with others. As a result, we're 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 become pet-friendly and benefit from our help to facilitate this transformation. From 'Dog Friendly' signage to dog behavioural assessments, we help companies to implement a successful and durable programme.

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

If you want to be part of the Pets at Work Alliance, or if you would like to receive more information, contact us at: pawallianceuk@purina.nestle.com

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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