New ZIWI Kitchen Prioritizes Sustainability as Well as Pet Nutrition

Sustainability is an important consideration in today’s world, so when a pet food company incorporates this approach into their facilities, it’s something to celebrate. A global leader in air-dried pet nutrition, ZIWI is soon to open its newest kitchen in Napier, New Zealand. Three years in the works, this state-of-the-art kitchen will double the company’s production capacity when it opens later this summer.


As part of their commitment to “kaitiaki” — being guardians and caretakers of the land and sea — ZIWI is making a meaningful investment in sustainability so they can reduce their environmental impact as much as they can. The new kitchen is integrated into the local landscape, ensuring a symbiotic relationship with New Zealand’s land, sea, and creatures. The company’s engineering teams have been working hard to incorporate as much new environmentally-friendly technology as possible into the facility. The new kitchen will have solar power, and innovative technology that will clean the air from their food dryers. In addition, sustainable timber is being used for a large percentage of the wood paneling and furniture.

Outside, the company will plant gardens with native foliage to encourage birds, bees and insects to share in their new home. The plantings will be grown with water collected by a rainfall retention system. This will also help support the creation of a wetland area to bring more diversity to the environment.


While ZIWI’s products will now be made in a new and larger kitchen, the same passionate Kiwis (New Zealanders) will still be hand-crafting the company’s small-batch recipes. And despite COVID-related delays in building and material supplies, the ZIWI team is ready to cut the ribbon, open the kitchen, and deliver their world-class products — using the same trustworthy ingredients — to the homes of even more animal parents all over the world.


ZIWI believes that the secret to every great recipe is the quality of its ingredients. Their foods are farmed without growth promoters or hormones, and their free-range, grass-fed meats and local poultry are ethically raised under New Zealand’s Freedom Principles:

  1. Freedom from Hunger and Thirst
  2. Freedom from Discomfort
  3. Freedom from Pain, Injury or Disease
  4. Freedom to Express Natural Behavior
  5. Freedom from Fear and Distress

Meanwhile, the company’s seafood comes from the world’s top-ranked fisheries, noted for their quality, freshness and nutrition.

A pet food company that cares about the planet’s health as well as your animal’s is worth looking into!

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