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 resource use (electricity, water, gas, paper) and waste production as of 2020. We have signed up with Investors in the Environment, an environmental accreditation scheme, to help us on our sustainability journey. We are delighted to have achieved a Silver award as we fulfilled the necessary criteria and met our targets. Our Environmental Policy can be found here.
We are also a collection site for the Terracycle Pet Food Packaging recycling scheme, as pet food packaging is mainly non-recyclable through the local council. Please bring any empty plastic-based pouches/ sacks and deposit them at reception- this also helps to raise money for The River Foss Society.