Our Environmental Policy for Sustainability
Village Vet acknowledge that our operations have an impact on the environment and we are committed to improving our environmental performance in relation to our services and operations.
We are proud that Village Vet have been awarded their Bronze accreditation from Investors in the Environment (iiE).
We have identified key areas that contribute our environmental and carbon footprint:
- consumption of electricity, gas, water and other fuels
- use of anaesthetic gases
- waste generation
- transport emissions
- use of raw materials, including materials and medications
- procured goods and services with their own environmental impact
Our environmental commitment can be demonstrated in our established objectives and goals below:
- Monitoring key resources such as electricity, gas, water, anaesthetic gases and transport, and setting reduction targets.
- Calculating a Scope 1, 2 and partial Scope 3 carbon footprint, and setting an annual reduction target.
- Using sustainability performance metrics to drive change.
- Supporting sustainable transport options and healthy lifestyles for our Associates.
- Carrying out One Health projects.
- Improved resource management including sustainable procurement choices and waste management plans.
- Providing our clients support on responsible preventative care strategies.
- Accepting returns of unused or out-of-date veterinary medicines to our practices.
- Being compliant with applicable environmental regulations and meeting our clients’ expectations.
We will continue to improve our environmental management system by working to the Investors in the Environment (iiE) criteria, considering any changes in legislation, our organisation, and other factors. We will convey this policy to all our employees ensuring that they are provided with training to increase awareness of environmental matters.
Our Regional Support Managers and Clinical Directors have designated responsibility for the day-to-day implementation of this policy. The policy will be reviewed every year as part of the organisations overall environment management plan.
Name: Natalie Granger
Position: Primary Care Director
Contact details for sustainability enquiries: Ellie West, Clinical Veterinary Anaesthetist ([email protected])