Going Green at Minster

As veterinary professionals, we consider it our duty to look after not only the animals under our care, but also the natural world around us. Climate change has been identified as one of the key drivers of biodiversity loss and habitat destruction globally. We recognise that as a business, our work has a negative impact on the environment, and we are taking responsibility for our own carbon footprint in order to help tackle the climate crisis we are now facing.

We are committed to reducing our waste production and resource use (namely electricity, water, gas and paper) and the use of anaesthetic gases as of 2020. We are undertaking the Investors in the Environment (iiE) environmental accreditation scheme to help us on our sustainability journey. We are delighted to be one of the few veterinary practices in the UK to have been awarded the highest level iiE status for our efforts, the Green level award. Our Environmental Policy can be found here.

We are also a collection site for the Terracycle Pet Food Packaging and Empty Medicines Blister Packs recycling scheme, as these are non-recyclable through the local council. Please ask at reception for more information.

Any questions (or suggestions), please email Lucy Hicklenton at info@minstervets.co.uk.