Our ‘Green Group’ Environmental Policy for Sustainability
Abbey House Veterinary Hospital recognise that all businesses impact on the environment in a variety of ways. As such, we are committed to the continual improvement of our environmental performance in relation to our services and operations.
We are proud that Abbey House Veterinary are working towards their Bronze accreditation from Investors in the Environment (iiE).
We have identified the following key environmental impacts associated with the provision of veterinary care:
- Consumption of electricity, water, gas and oil
- Fleet diesel and mileage claims
- Use of volatile halogenated anaesthetic gases
- Waste production and disposal
- Paper usage
- Transport of personnel and animals
- Procurement and supplies
We are committed to working with our staff, customers, referring practices, suppliers, investors, contractors, regulatory bodies, Associates, and neighbours to achieve the following objectives:
- Increase cost-effectiveness by reducing our consumption of energy and raw materials
- Reduce waste and carbon emissions both locally and in the wider environment
- Systematically assess the environmental impact of all aspects of our company
- Set targets for measurable annual improvements
- Make our progress available for independent assessment (iiE).
The introduction and implementation of the Environmental Policy is a commitment of Abbey House Veterinary Hospital management and a shared responsibility with our Associates. Daisy Copley has designated responsibility for the day-to-day implementation of this policy.
The policy will be reviewed annually as part of the organisation’s overall environment management planned.
Signed: James Baker
Position: Clinical Director
Date: 1st September 2021
GREEN CHAMPION APPOINTED FOR ENVIRONMENT ENQUIRIES:
Contact details for sustainability enquiries: Ellie West, Clinical Veterinary Anaesthetist ([email protected])