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Healthy Pet Receives Distinguished Safety Excellence in the Workplace Award From the State of Georgia’s Department of Labor

Recognized for Second Consecutive Year for Outstanding Safety Achievements in the Workplace Ferndale, WA - (July  2017) The Jesup, GA manufacturing facility of Washington based company, Healthy Pet, a leader in the natural pet product category, has been awarded the 2016 Safety Excellence in the Workplace Award from the State of Georgia’s Department of Labor for the second year in a row. Georgia’s Department of Labor sponsors this annual award program to recognize and honor employers and employees who not only make safety a priority but also make safety a reality. Healthy Pet received this award based on a number of key achievements at their Jesup, GA plant, in recognition of excellence in: ·         Absence of recordable injuries ·         Well documented employee safety training ·         In-depth training of critical safety topics “Taking safety seriously and accomplishing this level of excellence is a real source of pride for Healthy Pet. Recognition from the State of Georgia is also a reminder that this diligence and focus does get noticed and that it elevates Healthy Pet as a leader in our industry,” states Ted Mischaikov, Chief Executive Officer of Healthy Pet. The Jesup, GA facility of Healthy Pet has achieved over 1,000 injury free days, a true testament to their dedication to safety in the workplace. 
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Healthy Pet Receives Partners for Clean Air Gold Award from Northwest Clean Air Agency

Gold award recognizes businesses that demonstrate at least three consecutive years of perfect compliance with air quality regulations and employ additional clean air practices. Ferndale, WA (March 14, 2017) Washington-based Healthy Pet, an innovative leader in sustainable pet products, has been awarded the 2016 Northwest Clean Air Agency (NWCAA) Gold Award for demonstrating at least three consecutive years of perfect compliance with air quality regulations and employing additional clean air practices. Out of more than 400 businesses registered with NWCAA, Healthy Pet is one of only nine to earn the Gold award.  “We are honored to be recognized once again for our environmental efforts by the NWCAA. These sorts of accomplishments energize and solidify the connections with our community and consumers. They also set, or reset, the bar of excellence that we strive for across all departments. Healthy Pet continually focuses on green technologies and commitment to green programs as well as producing sustainable products,” states Ted Mischaikov, CEO. “The NWCAA Gold Award is testimony to our continued work in reducing our carbon footprint. I am very proud of the entire Healthy Pet organization for continuing to pioneer new ways to support a healthier planet.” The 2016 NWCAA Gold Award was based not only on Healthy Pet’s 3+ year rigorous compliance with NWCAA regulations, but also achievements in all facets of operations from a ‘zero waste’ perspective such as: Energy efficiency • Replaced 100 percent of plant, warehouse, office, and external lighting with energy-efficient LED lighting. Emissions reductions • Partnered with a Canadian supplier to divert 330 metric tons of the supplier’s material into a saleable commercial product for Healthy Pet. Transportation • Bought energy-efficient 2015 pickup to replace inefficient 1996 van. • Instituted more stringent recycling plan to reduce hauling a 30-yard garbage dumpster from 4 times a year to 2 times a year. As a Gold Member and Advisory Board Member of the Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC), Healthy Pet supports sustainable, natural pet product solutions, creating a more ecologically beneficial environment and an enriched relationship between pets and their family. For more information about Healthy Pet, its commitment to corporate excellence through sustainability, please visit www.Healthy-Pet.com. About the Northwest Clean Air AgencyThe Northwest Clean Air Agency is responsible for enforcing federal, state, and local air quality regulations in Island, Skagit, and Whatcom counties. In addition to permitting and regulating industrial sources of air pollution, the agency offers information and services related to asbestos, climate change, indoor air quality, outdoor burning, woodstoves, and fireplaces. More information about the agency is available at www.nwcleanair.org. 
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Healthy Pet’s carefresh® colorful creations brings living color to small pet spaces.

The next generation of carefresh® small animal bedding offers a rainbow of color for a whole new level of customizable care, color and fun. FERNDALE, WA (October 31, 2016) Healthy Pet® continues to be the leader in creating sustainable, innovative products for the small animal category, and has recently partnered with PetSmart to launch an exclusive program called carefresh® colorful creations. Answering the demand from their consumers to create more interaction with small pets and their living space, this new line of six vibrant bedding colors can be mixed to create unique blends, match room décor, support a favorite team or used to create designs and themes. Healthy Pet surveyed hundreds of small animal parents, and most voiced a desire for more options to change up their pets’ habitats and make them fun to look at. “I like to switch things up once in a while with my hamsters' habitats and this is a fun option at an affordable price for a product I stand by. carefresh® is my number one small pet bedding choice and I highly recommend it to other small pet owners,” said one survey participant. Available exclusively at PetSmart stores nationwide, carefresh® is the only small bedding brand to offer this rainbow of color options for small pet parents. Consumers will see the same uncontested quality and performance they expect from carefresh® with colorful creations’ superior odor control, incredible absorbency and virtually dust-free materials. carefresh® is devoted to the health of small pets and the planet, which is why colorful creations is also 100% biodegradable, compostable and made from sustainable materials. “Continuing to provide high quality small animal products that our consumers need and want at an affordable price is a top priority for us. We are happy to partner with PetSmart in the launch of colorful creations bedding, and are seeing some really fun ways this new program is coming to life with small animal consumers,” said Jane Wasley, Healthy Pet Brand Manager.
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Healthy Pet Receives Prestigious Safety Excellence in the Workplace Award from the State of Georgia’s Department of Labor

Company Recognized for Outstanding Achievements in Workplace Safety Ferndale, WA - (May 13, 2016) The Jesup, GA plant of Washington-based Healthy Pet, a leader in the natural pet product industry, has been awarded the 2015 Safety Excellence in the Workplace Award from the State of Georgia’s Department of Labor. Georgia’s Department of Labor sponsors this annual award program to recognize and honor employers and employees who not only make safety a priority but also make safety a reality. Healthy Pet received this award based on a number of key achievements at their Jesup, GA plant, in recognition of: · Absence of recordable injuries, · Well documented employee safety training, and · Depth of training and coverage of critical safety topics “Ensuring the safety of our people and our products in a healthy workplace environment is of top priority, so we are honored to receive this recognition from the state of Georgia’s Department of Labor,” states Ted Mischaikov, Chief Executive Officer of Healthy Pet. Healthy Pet supports active, happy, and natural pet product solutions, creating a more ecologically beneficial environment and an enriched relationship between pets and their family. Healthy Pet’s product offerings and leadership demonstrate an accelerated commitment to a growing consumer base seeking natural products from a range of brands that demonstrate a high level of corporate responsibility.
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Healthy Pet Receives Prestigous 2015 Northwest Clean Air Agency's Platinum Award

Award based on company’s NWCAA compliance, an unwavering commitment to be wholly sustainable and achievements in carbon footprint reduction Ferndale, WA (February 1, 2016) Washington-based Healthy Pet, an innovative leader in wholly sustainable pet products, has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Northwest Clean Air Agency (NWCAA) Platinum Award for achieving the highest standards of air quality compliance and sustainability. “Our team is quite honored to receive this recognition of environmental stewardship. For 30 years we have implemented responsible business practices by focusing on green technologies and committing to green programs. We are unwavering in our pursuit of professional excellence and producing sustainable products that don’t compromise performance,” states Ted Mischaikov, CEO. “The NWCAA Platinum Award is testimony to our continued work in reducing our carbon footprint. I am very proud of the entire Healthy Pet organization for continuing to pioneer new ways to support a healthier planet.” The 2016 NWCAA Platinum Award was based on not only on Healthy Pet’s 3+ year rigorous compliance with NWCAA regulations, but also key achievements in being a wholly sustainable company, such as: Implementing a “Towards Zero Waste” recycling program Reducing inter-plant transfers and utilizing energy efficient modes of transportation resulting in less solids in our atmosphere Upgrading all lighting and fixtures with energy efficient LED technology Upgrading inefficient gas hot water heaters with energy efficient on-demand units and heat exchangers Reducing emissions by installing a low NOx gas burner, thereby eliminating over 5,600 lbs. of solids released into our atmosphere in just the past 2 years Shifting from LNG rolling stock to electric units Investing in new next-generation, efficient heavy equipment Implementing and enforcing “no idle” policies for trucks and equipment Adopting a zero emission Nissan Leaf as the official company vehicle Reducing waste hauls from 11x/year to less than 4x per year Implementing LEAN principals and systems to significantly reduce freight & logistics As a Gold Member and Advisory Board Member of the Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC), Healthy Pet supports active, happy, and natural pet product solutions, creating a more ecologically beneficial environment and an enriched relationship between pets and their family. Healthy Pet’s product offerings and leadership demonstrate an accelerated commitment to a growing consumer base seeking natural products from a range of brands that demonstrate a high level of corporate responsibility. For more information about Healthy Pet, its commitment to corporate excellence through sustainability, please visit www.Healthy-Pet.com. About the Northwest Clean Air AgencyThe Northwest Clean Air Agency is responsible for enforcing federal, state, and local air quality regulations in Island, Skagit, and Whatcom counties. In addition to permitting and regulating industrial sources of air pollution, the agency offers information and services related to asbestos, climate change, indoor air quality, outdoor burning, woodstoves, and fireplaces. More information about the agency is available at www.nwcleanair.org. 
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