Corporate social responsibility
Global Pet Relocation is committed to having a positive social and environmental impact that promotes a more responsible pet transport industry. We do this by actively off-setting the carbon dioxide emissions from your pet’s travel and supporting good causes that benefit both animals and people.
Helping people and animals in need
Our charitable contributions include a financial donation to each charity, complemented at times by requested items. Our selection criteria prioritize charities that cater to pets in need worldwide and local communities that may face challenges in adequately caring for animals. Discover more about our chosen beneficiaries below.
In 2024 we:
- Supported two charities nominated by our staff. They were:
- The National Foundation for Retired Service Animals (NFRSA) who fund veterinary bills for dogs and horses retired from their work with emergency services.
- East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH), a charity offering care and support to children in the region where our UK office is based.
In 2023 we:
- Donated to the Blue Cross Ukraine Pet Welfare Fund supporting pets left behind in Ukraine.
- Funded emergency supplies following the devastating earthquake in Turkey, delivered by our partner agents Go Fetch.
In 2022 we:
- Donated to our chosen charity partner Dogs Trust Worldwide, an international non-profit supporting dogs and people in developing countries. Through programs such as rabies vaccination and education, the charity promotes dog welfare through better relationships between people and dogs.
- Provided pet transport services at cost (not-for-profit) to Ukrainian families fleeing the outbreak of war.
- Provided tablet devices for Afghan child refugees settling in our local community.
- Donated to UK animal welfare charity LAPA.
In our commitment to sustainable business practices, Global Pet Relocation offsets the carbon dioxide emissions of every pet’s trip. We have been certified at Carbon Neutral Plus since 2019 meaning we off-set more carbon emissions than we generate through our business activities. Taking action on our carbon dioxide emissions is one of the best ways to ensure that global warming does not exceed 1.5°C by 2100 to prevent catastrophic climate change.
In transporting pets by air and road, we generate around 150 tons of CO² each year. As a responsible company, we have a duty to minimise the impact of those emissions while being able to provide an essential service to pet owners. To achieve this, each pet’s trip is recorded and a calculation is made by Carbon Footprint for the total carbon emissions of all moves. We subsequently invest in carbon off-setting projects, such as wind power, tree planting and protection of the Amazon Rainforest.