Almo Nature Benefit SpA is a firm that produces food for dogs and cats, the property of which has been donated to the Fondazione by Lorenzo and Pier Giovanni Capellino. Its are entirely destined for the Fondazione Capellino projects. Almo Nature, which produces high-quality food for cats and dogs, is investing to become a company with zero impact on biodiversity by 2030.
Our living and working alongside cats and dogs is not limited to the production of foods, but continues through Companion Animal For Life , a project of Fondazione Capellino, which Almo Nature supports operationally.
By taking part in the Restorative Economy, Almo Nature expresses, deeply and lastingly its identity as a company for benefit, making it unique on the world stage.
How we do it
Our philosophy and feeding approach
Quality & Safety
Meat and fish serve as the basis of our dog and cat pet foods and their high quality is essential for healthy nutrition.
The highest quality of ingredients used can be found in our premium range, called HFC.Read more Hide
HFC means that the ingredients selected for this dog or cat pet food recipe are sourced from the same food chain as humans. The same quality ingredients are also used in other products, depending on the product line.
Its absence from the label means that the ingredients used are not classified as identical to human food ingredients, rather as dog and cat pet foods. Almo Nature does not use discarded animal parts in any of the products, even though they are allowed by law.
At Almo Nature, veterinarians, technicians and nutritionists work hard every day to ensure that the brand’s foods are consistent with the values expressed and with our quality assurance.Read more Hide
Precise guarantee food quality, from the selection of raw materials to their preparation and conservation up to the moment they reach the pet’s food bowl.
Our checks are supplemented by periodic controls by the competent health authorities.
Reports & Achievements
2000 – Almo Nature was the first company in the world to make food for dogs and cats using the same quality ingredients as for humans
2016 – We created Alternative: the first croquette on the LINK pet food market made from ingredients fit for human consumption.
2017 – We launched a completely natural, odour-free, biodegradable and convenient LINK cat litter made with one raw material
2018 – Almo Nature began donating all profits from its pet food food sales to Fondazione Capellino
Consolidated turnover for fiscal year ended on December 31, 2020 – €85,771,790.
Consolidated turnover for fiscal year ended on December 31, 2019 – €78,898,457.
Consolidated net profit 2020 – 9,788,555 euros, allocated as a dividend to Fondazione Capellino for 5,616,000 euros and the remaining part in reserve.
Consolidated net income 2019 – 10,398,530 euros, allocated as a dividend to Fondazione Capellino for 5,616,000 euros and the remaining part in reserve.
Almo Nature has, since its founding, received a characteristic thrust from its shareholder, aimed also at the achievement of non-financial objectives through the undertaking of specific animal and biodiversity protection projects.
With the donation of Almo Nature’s capital ownership to the Foundation by Lorenzo and Pier Giovanni Capellino, the fulfillment of non-financial objectives has received an important gain in momentum.
The first action effected by the new shareholder consisted in the adoption of a Statute that was in line with the ethical principles of the Foundation, determining the evolution of the company from SpA to Benefit SpA, also extending, subject to the laws of each country, to foreign subsidiaries. Then work began on the operating structure, on the new positioning of the brand symbolized by the replacement of “pet food+aLmore” with “owned by the animals”, and now including Almo Nature within the reintegration economy model by entrusting the metric research institute “Cdc Biodiversité” with the task of drawing up specifications and a progressive path towards Almo Nature having a zero impact on biodiversity by 2030.
Annual Report 2019
On June 10th, 2019, the Revenue Agency responded positively to Fondazione Capellino regarding the request for a referral made in November 2018 regarding the correct and certain tax framework of the enterprise. On 28th June 2019, the deed of donation was signed by Pier Giovanni and Lorenzo Capellino with retroactive effect on the profits accrued from 1st January 2018 so that the first dividend could be paid to the Foundation as early as July 2019. Almo Nature Benefit SpA is 100% owned by Fondazione Capellino, an independent and non-profit philanthropic institution. Reserve provisions are a choice resulting from the investment objectives necessary to maintain and develop the company over the decade and shared with the Foundation, sole shareholder since 28th June 2019. The main objective of the 2019 activity was to align the company and its foreign subsidiaries on the values and positioning of the Foundation, summarised both in the new statutes and in the new organisation chart, both in the work processes that will become progressively recognizable also from the outside. Almo Nature has become one of the 5 projects of Fondazione Capellino with the aim of producing quality cat and dog food and, through the profits made, supporting all the Foundation’s projects.
How the project is funded
The profits of Almo Nature products (after the deduction of expenses, investments and taxes) are used to finance the projects of Fondazione Capellino, whose single goal is to back and support initiatives designed to protect our shared home – our planet – by internalising and vocalising respect for life in all its forms.
How you can help
Do you have a dog or a cat?
In choosing Almo Nature pet food, you’re giving your companion animal food that’s good for animals, as it’s made from 100% natural ingredients and made from their perspective, and good for the environment, in that Almo Nature is 100% owned by a foundation whose goal is to defend dogs, cats and biodiversity.
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