Kate Schaffner

Kate Schaffner, a woman in a blue blazer, smiles in front of a brick wall.

Kate Schaffner

Board Member

Meet Kate Schaffner

Kate leads sustainable sourcing in North America for Royal Canin, a division of Mars Petcare. As part of Mars’ Sustainable in a Generation Plan, and Royal Canin’s commitment to become certified carbon neutral by the end of 2025, Kate leads supply chain partnerships focused on regenerative agriculture, water stewardship, supplier climate action, social compliance, responsible fish sourcing, and deforestation & land use. Prior to joining Royal Canin, Kate served in global and US roles with the Kellogg Company and the World Wildlife Fund, respectively. She holds a Master of Science in Agriculture, Food, and Environment from Tufts University’s Friedman School and Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology from UC Santa Cruz.

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