Our Values

At Gourmate Pet Treat Co. we started with being as good as humanly possible to our pets, but we are not stopping there. We want to help pet parents make better choices for people and the planet too. 

Gourmate Pet Treat Co. is New Zealand's first B Corp Certified Pet Business, reflecting our commitment to responsible and ethical business practices. 

Proudly New Zealand owned and operated, Gourmate shares the benefits of our country's innovative farming practices and more sustainable fisheries management, plus strong labour laws and human rights standards, with the world. 

Aiko models Aotearoa's first B Corp Certified pet treats

Good for our community 

Gourmate Pet Treat Co. is a female run company and for co-founders Laura and Steph our values have been central from the start. 

Proudly New Zealand owned and operated, our raw proteins are all sourced locally and batch freeze dried in Ōtautahi Christchurch. We love that our factory pays a living wage.

Gourmate advocates for better animal welfare practices within the pet industry. We care and share with local charities through the donation of treats, financial support, and awareness raising.

We are committed to honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi, the founding document of New Zealand.

Good for the planet

We know that pet ownership has an impact on the environment, so at Gourmate Pet Treat Co. we seek to provide better choices for your hungry pets. 

New Zealand has a global reputation for ethical farming standards and more sustainable fisheries management.

At Gourmate Pet Treat Co. we only source organic, wild, or low density free range proteins from premium local suppliers. 

In particular, Green Lipped Mussels are one of the most sustainable animal proteins available and a great choice for pet parents looking to reduce their environmental footprint. Being Organic, our mussels are not raised near farms or other water pollutants. 

Gourmate Hoki is Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified sustainable and our Alpine Freshwater Salmon comes from an amazing supplier that raises the fish in free flowing fresh water (no sea pens) without the need for pesticides, antibiotics, or genetically modified feed.

A Stewart Island mussel farm. Gourmate Pet Treat Co.
World leading aquaculture: Sustainable mussel farms


Better business for all

The "B" in B Corp stands for benefit for all. The goal of the B Corporation network is to transform the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet.

Gaining B Corp Certification is a rigorous process that requires an organisation to meet high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. 

To gain B Corp Certification a business must score at least 80 points out of 200 across a range of categories. The median score for companies that complete the assessment tool is 51. Gourmate Pet Treat Co.’s opening score is 88.9.

B Corp Certification is not about being perfect. For us at Gourmate Pet Treat it's about a commitment to continuous improvement and being a part of the B Corp global movement for an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy. 

At Gourmate Pet Treat Co. we're all about walking the talk when it comes to best quality dog treats and better business. And we know the good dogs of the world love a walk! 

Gourmate co-founders Laura and Steph stand with three dogs
Hi! We're Gourmate co-founders Laura and Steph
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