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Subject: Corporate Social Responsibility

Zoetis is First Animal Health Company to Issue Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Review Based on Leading Sustainability Frameworks

Zoetis (NYSE:ZTS) today announced publication of its 2019 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Review, providing more information on its ESG initiatives, including disclosures on energy, waste and workforce metrics. This marks the animal health industry's first stand-alone disclosure of key performance indicators based on the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), which are leading global sustainability frameworks.

The review focuses on recent ESG activities and metrics, with progress dating back to 2017, while highlighting important steps Zoetis has taken in its sustainability journey. Guided by a belief that healthier animals will help create a healthier future, earlier this year Zoetis outlined three ways the company contributes to healthier animals: care and collaborate through partnerships and support of colleagues and communities; innovate in animal health to help solve sustainability challenges faced by animals and people; and, protect the planet by stewarding resources and minimizing the direct impact of the company's operations. In conjunction with the release of its comprehensive ESG review, Zoetis also enhanced its Policy on Sustainability to include its commitment to protect the planet, develop innovative animal health products, and support colleagues and communities.

"As a company focused on the health of animals, sustainability has always been integral to our work; however, this year we formalized our strategy and elevated sustainability to one of our top priorities," said Kristin Peck, Chief Executive Officer of Zoetis. "In the face of the global pandemic, it has been more critical than ever to care for the needs of our colleagues, customers and communities and define our plan to create a healthier, more sustainable future. We look forward to sharing more about our goals and progress in 2021 and beyond."

Key Leadership Roles

In prioritizing sustainability, Zoetis appointed four leaders this year to oversee various aspects of the company's commitments.

Creating an Inclusive, Safe and Engaged Workplace

This year Zoetis committed to accelerating inclusion, equity and more diverse representation across the company. By 2025 the company aspires to:

Zoetis' Employee Health & Safety programs have resulted in strong safety performance, as demonstrated by total injury rate (TIR) and lost time injury rate (LTIR) being lower than the U.S. industry averages.

In cultivating a sustainable workplace, Zoetis regularly assesses colleague engagement and key drivers of organizational performance through employee surveys. The company's strong colleague engagement has grown from 81% in 2016, to 85% in 2018, and to 90% in the first wave of feedback in 2020.


As Zoetis grows its business in a way that is considerate of our global community, we are committed to protecting our planet by using the world's resources wisely and reducing our emissions and waste. Since 2017, Zoetis has:

Even as the company grows to fulfill the needs of people who care for animals, Zoetis is fully committed to continuing to reduce its environmental footprint and plans to adopt specific goals that will be shared in 2021.

Veterinary and Community Support

Zoetis has long supported the veterinary profession through a variety of philanthropic initiatives including its ongoing Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship partnership with the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges that awarded 315 veterinary students $630,000 in scholarship funds for the 2020 academic year. The program has given $7.3 million to more than 3,600 veterinary students over the past 11 years. The company has similar programs in Canada and the United Kingdom and has also supported veterinary education efforts in China, Egypt and other countries to help ensure a bright future for the veterinary profession.

The company takes a grass roots approach to care and collaborate in local communities where it has a presence, including:

The company is establishing a framework to collect data on a global scale that can quantify efforts in the future.

Animal Health Product Safety, Research and Quality Assurance

Scientists in Zoetis' research and development organization are dedicated to helping animals live longer, healthier lives through the discovery and development of breakthrough medicines and therapies. All animals in the company's clinical trials are cared for according to the company's policy on animal care and welfare. In addition, Zoetis has a comprehensive program to ensure the responsible use of antibiotics, advocating for veterinary involvement when antibiotics must be used, innovating to discover new and enhanced solutions for animal care, and collaborating in a "One Health" approach with human and veterinary medicine professionals.

To continue to identify environmental, social and governance areas in which to improve, Zoetis has undertaken a materiality assessment with key stakeholders. This will partly inform a more comprehensive sustainability report in 2021 that will include environmental goals and alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

About Zoetis

Zoetis is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 65 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, which are complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals with sales of its products in more than 100 countries. In 2019, the company generated annual revenue of $6.3 billion with approximately 10,600 employees. For more information, visit www.zoetis.com.


Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains forward-looking statements, which reflect the current views of Zoetis with respect to: business plans or prospects, ESG commitments, goals and aspirations, and other future events. These statements are not guarantees of future performance or actions. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties. If one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if management's underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by a forward-looking statement. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made. Zoetis expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. A further list and description of risks, uncertainties and other matters can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, including in the sections thereof captioned "Forward-Looking Statements and Factors That May Affect Future Results" and "Item 1A. Risk Factors," in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and in our Current Reports on Form 8-K. These filings and subsequent filings are available online at www.sec.gov, www.zoetis.com, or on request from Zoetis.

1 Emissions intensity (metric tons CO2e/$1MM revenue)

2 These metrics cover our Global Manufacturing and Supply, Veterinary Medical Research and Development, and other operations not including stand-alone office spaces. These emissions account for more than 99% of our operational emissions.

3 Water intake intensity (cubic meters/$1MM revenue)

4 These metrics cover our Global Manufacturing and Supply, Veterinary Medical Research and Development, and other operations not including stand-alone office spaces.

5 Hazardous and solid waste recycled intensity (kilograms/$1MM revenue)

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