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Edgard & Cooper

How ethical is Edgard & Cooper?

Edgard & Cooper, an eco-friendly cat and dog food brand owned by 4 Healthy Pets, is one of The Good Shopping Guide’s top-rated ethical brands and is featured on our list of the Top 200 Ethical Businesses.

The brand receives an excellent Good Shopping Guide ethical score in our Ethical Cat & Dog Food Ratings Table and therefore passes our ethical benchmark with flying colours.

We encourage other companies in the Cat & Dog Food sector to follow Edgard & Cooper’s example and adopt more ethical policies and practices.

In which areas does Edgard & Cooper perform well?

Having received a Good Shopping Guide score of 100, Edgard & Cooper performs well across all aspects of our research. Notably, Edgard & Cooper receives a top rating for our Organic criterion, due to having products certified as organic by The European Union. 

Edgard & Cooper also performs well in our Animals criterion. The brand receives a top rating for Vegetarian/Vegan, as it sells several products certified by The Vegan Society*. 

Additionally, due to being a cruelty-free brand with a firm stance against animal testing, Edgard & Cooper also receives a top rating for Animal Welfare.

What makes Edgard & Cooper so sustainable?

Edgard & Cooper has several sustainable attributes that further the brand’s ethical status. The brand has a ‘Zero Pawprint Plan’ which outlines its environmental commitments for 2025, including becoming Zero Carbon and adopting fully sustainable packaging.

Moreover, through The Edgard & Cooper Foundation, Edgard & Cooper donates 1% of its profits to animal welfare causes across the globe. These contributions have helped to fund projects run by organisations such as Veterinarians Without Borders, the Phnom Penh Animal Welfare Society, and AfriPaw.

How did Edgard & Cooper attain Ethical Accreditation?

Edgard & Cooper has attained Ethical Accreditation from The Good Shopping Guide. This involved an application process and a full review of the brand’s ethical policies and practices. Edgard & Cooper is subject to an annual review to ensure the company maintains high ethical standards.

*For more information on Vegan diets for dogs, please see our article. The Good Shopping Guide does not offer veterinary advice to pet owners, please contact your pet’s vet before making any dietary changes.  

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