Gheda Petfood is a company certified since 2002 according to the standards set by ISO regulation. The organized management system of the company is constantly reviewing its certification in compliance with UNI EN ISO 9001 – 2008 edition. The main business activity for which Gheda Petfood is certified, is the design and production of petfood. The Quality Control Department is committed in maintaining the total quality through the production of Safe Petfood.
Gheda Petfood is careful to the environment impact of its industrial activities and is aware of the limits of natural resources.
The Company is committed towards a sustainable development and in business practices having a minimal impact on the environment and geared towards environmental awareness and the use of natural resources.
Protecting the environment and the awareness concerning the renewable energy is a key point for the company.
By acquiring this environmental policy, Gheda Petfood has decided to commit to:
- comply with all applicable laws to ensure that its business practises are environmentally friendly and enable to have:
- a systematic approach to environmental policy;
- continuous improvement;
- accordance with local legislation and Gheda policy;
- Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS);
- provide appropriate information, communication and training to build up the knowledge about the company’s environmental commitment;
- ntegrate the environmental principles, programs and procedures at all levels of the business and in all sectors including design, maintenace, process activities and installations, production and distribution of the products and packaging;
- measures, evaluation and control of environmental performances;
- commitment and continuous improvement on environmental performances, including energy savings, consumption and control of water and waste, reusing and recycling where possible;
- establishment of environmental goals through a structural check list with annual targets, with a periodic review of progress towards these targets;
The ultimate goal of this policy is the protection of the environment, the management system and the proposed actions are aimed at practical results. The Environmental Management System Gheda Petfood finds application in all its production activities.
Farming itself is an activity in which humans interact with ecosystems and many coltivations today are the result of crosses aimed at concentrating the positive characteristics of different varieties.
To do this it is necessary that the plants that are crossed are compatible, otherwise come into play the natural barriers that prevent – in most cases – fertilization between individuals of different species.
On the contrary, GMO are the result of artificial recombination of genetic material obtained through the inclusion of DNA from a donor organism in a host organism, which in nature could never share the hereditary material.
An example: the inclusion of the characteristic of restistance to cold induced in strawberries by the inclusion of the DNA sequence, which determines a greater tolerance to low temperatures in Artic fish, would have never been possible with the techniques of intersection used in agricolture so far.
For this reason Gheda Petfood does not support the free use of genetically modified organisms and respect the regulations and the limitations imposed on “non-GMO”.
No animal testing
Gheda Petfood does not perform animal testing and no tests are carried out or ordered for the finished products after the “cut-off date”.Therefore the products and all the activities carried out by Gheda Petfood do not harm, cause suffering or kill animals.
Gheda Petfood considers according its own spririt, awareness and company policy that:
– each animals has rights;
– disregard and contempt of these rights have brought and continue to bring humans to commit crimes against nature and animals;
– recognition by human species of the right of other animal species to live is the foundation of the coexistence of species in the world;
– genocides are perpetrated by humans and other are threatened;
– respect for animals by humans is linked to the self-respect of humans;
– education should be taught from childhood to observe, understand, respect and love animals.
UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF ANIMAL RIGHTS
All animals are born equal and they have the same rights to existence.
a) Every animal has the right to be respected;
b) man, like the animal species, cannot assume the right to exterminate other animals or to exploit them, thereby violating this right. He should use his conscience for the service of the animals;
c) every animal has the right to consideration, good treatment and the protection of man.
a) No animal should be submitted to bad treatment or cruel actions;
b) if the death of an animal is necessary, this should be sudden and without fear or pain.
a) All animals belonging to a wild species have the right to live free in their natural environment, and have the right to reproduce;
b) each deprivation of freedom, even for educational purposes is in opposition to this right.
a) Every animal that usually lives in a domestic environment must live and grow to rhythm natural to his species;
b) any change to this rhythm and conditions dictated by man for mercantile purpose is a contradiction of this law.
a) All animals selected by man, as companions must have a life corresponding to their natural longevity;
b) to abandon an animal is a cruel and degrading action.
Working animals must only work for a limited period and must not be worked to exhaustion. They must have adequate food and rest.
a) Experiments on animals that cause physical and mental pain, are incompatible with animal rights, even if it is for medical, scientific, commercial or any other kind of experiments;
b) a substitute technique must be investigated and developed.
In the eventuality of an animal bred for food, it must be fed, managed, transported and killed without it being in fear or pain.
a) No animal should be used for entertainment;
b) animal exhibitions and shows that use animals are incompatible with the animal’s dignity.
Every action that causes the unnecessary death of an animal, is cruel which is a crime against life.
a) Every action that causes the death of a lot of wild animals is genocide, that is a crime against the species;
b) pollution and destruction leads to the extinction of the species.
a) Dead animals must be treated with respect;
b) Violent scenes, where animals are the victims, must be forbidden at the cinema and on TV, unless they are for demonstration of animal rights.
a) Protection and safeguarding associations must be represented at government level;
b) animal rights must be defended by law as are human rights.