Environment

At Station House Vets we are keen to ensure that everything we do has as little impact on the environment.

Infact we like to think we make a positive impact on the environment around us. We are a bee friendly practice and we leave the grass unmown in some areas to encourage flowering plants. Dandelions and lesser celandine are both good for early pollinators so by leaving these areas uncut we are helping the wildlife in our area.

We are continuously looking at ways we can reduce our waste, use of plastic &  packaging and save on energy. Our commitment to this cause is backed up by our recent decision to work towards our Bronze Investors In The Environment.

Environment

At Station House Vets we are keen to ensure that everything we do has as little impact on the environment.

Infact we like to think we make a positive impact on the environment around us. We are a bee friendly practice and we leave the grass unmown in some areas to encourage flowering plants. Dandelions and lesser celandine are both good for early pollinators so by leaving these areas uncut we are helping the wildlife in our area.

We are continuously looking at ways we can reduce our waste, use of plastic &  packaging and save on energy. Our commitment to this cause is backed up by our recent decision to work towards our Bronze Investors In The Environment.

Our Environmental Policy

Station House Vets is an independent veterinary practice which specialises in small animal and equine care.

At Station House Vets, we pride ourselves in offering a personal service, including our own out of hours.  Continuity of care is at the heart of everything we do.  As we are a relatively small team, we got to know our clients as if they are family, and whenever possible you will see the same vet.  In addition, we provide our own out of hours emergency veterinary care, so it is always one of the Station House Vets who will be looking after your pet 365 days per year, 24 hours per day.

Being an independent practice gives us and you the freedom of choice, both from a drug and clinical perspective. It also means we can set our own environmental objectives and targets, without constraint.

We acknowledge that our operations have an effect on the environment and have identified our key environmental aspects that contribute our environmental and carbon footprint:

  • Consumption of electricity, gas, water, and other fuels
  • Use of volatile anaesthetic gases
  • Waste generation and disposal
  • Transport emissions
  • Use of raw materials, including prescribed drugs, and medical plastics, syringes, needles and other such equipment
  • Procured goods and services with their own environmental impact

Our practice is committed to reducing its environmental impact through a journey of continual improvement by working through the Investors in the Environment accreditation scheme.

Our management’s commitment to the environment enables us to continuously evaluate our facilities, equipment and protocols. We ensure we are providing a healthy work environment for our employees, while guaranteeing quality service that will improve the health and wellbeing of our patients, and continually striving to reduce our impact on the environment.

Our environmental commitment can be demonstrated in our established objectives and goals below:

  • Commitment to net zero carbon emissions target by 2040
  • Compliance with all applicable environmental regulations and public/customer expectations
  • Monitoring our key resource usage and implement conservation techniques to achieve our environmental targets
  • Implement a waste/recycling policy and sustainable procurement policy
  • Publishing and distribution of an annual organisational sustainability report
  • Minimising unsustainable transport use
  • Take part in One Health sustainability project with our staff
  • Working with suppliers to ensure they acknowledge and decrease the environmental impact of their products and transportation
  • Undertake independent annual audit with Investors in the Environment (iiE)

We will continue to improve our environmental management system through annual reviews and updates, taking into account 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.

Lucy Nowell is our Sustainability Champion and has designated responsibility for the day-to-day implementation of this policy.

Station House Vets will make this policy available when requested to interested parties including members of the public, including making a copy available on the Station House Vets website – www.stationhousevets.com.

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