Lily's Kitchen named as one of the world's top 10 ethical companies
Lily’s Kitchen has been named in the 2016 Good Shopping Guide’s Top 10 Most Ethical Companies In The World.
It is the only pet food brand to be named which highlights the company’s continued commitment to ethical behavior, responsible corporate governance and employee integrity.
Comments Henrietta Morrison, CEO and founder of Lily’s Kitchen: “We are beyond honoured to be recognized in the Top 10 World’s Most Ethical Companies! At the heart of what we do at Lily’s Kitchen, is driven by our core values of honesty, integrity, loyalty and service.
"This accolade is a tremendous achievement that we take great pride in and it speaks highly of the work we have put into enhancing our corporate ethics.
"We have been rated the UK’s number one ethical pet food company for the past six years - in fact Lily’s Kitchen is the only pet food company in the Ethical Good Shopping Guide with a score of 100%, but to be named in the World’s Top 10 is the icing on the cake plus the cherry on top!”
When compiling this year's list, The Good Shopping Guide assessed company’s competency in ethics and compliance; culture of ethics; leadership, innovation and reputation; corporate responsibility and governance.
In September 2015, Lily’s Kitchen became a founding member of B Corp UK - an organisation begun in the US (Ben & Jerry’s and Patagonia are among the founding members) as a collection of companies united in their desire to use business as a force for good.
Individually, ‘B Corps’ as they are known, meet the highest standards of performance and are transparent and accountable in their business operations. Member companies are encouraged to use their individual and collective power to help solve social and environmental problems.
With a simple but meaningful mission - dedicated to providing naturally nutritious food for pets – and a pledge to tread carefully on the planet and actively engage with the community – Lily’s Kitchen moves into its 8th year with a success to match its ambitions.
Continues Morrison: ‘
- Lily’s Kitchen recipes only ever contain 100% freshly prepared meat, fruit and vegetables , with no unnecessary additives.
- Nearly all of Lily’s Kitchen packaging is recyclable and the dry food bags and treat boxes are compostable too.
- Only water or vegetable based inks are used for printing packaging and brochures ,to help minimise waste and toxicity.
- Lily’s Kitchen does not produce its food in pouches, despite many requests from retailers, as these do not breakdown and go straight into landfill.
"Business these days must be beyond only about making money. At Lily’s Kitchen we bring in other key criteria in our decision making and ask tough questions like, do we really need to use this extra packaging? Will this have an effect on our employees? Are we making a difference to our local community?
"Being a conscious business is something we strive to be every day. We are by no means at the pinnacle, but we are on a journey where we are learning and growing day by day. I firmly believe you can be both holistically successful as well as financially successful. Life is a lot more interesting when it’s not just about the bottom line. ”