Environmental Policy

Northwest Veterinary Specialists is a veterinary hospital which specialises in small animal care. At Northwest Veterinary Specialists (NWVS), our veterinary team are always striving to provide friendly and knowledgeable support from initial advice to care for patients and pet owners. We acknowledge that our operations have an effect on the environment and have identified our key environmental aspects that contribute to 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 prescribed drugs and medicines
  • Procured goods and services with their own environmental impact
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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 has secured us a state-of-the-art practice facility that utilises innovative processes to provide a safe and healthy work environment for our employees, while guaranteeing quality service that will improve the health and wellbeing of our patients.

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

  • Compliance with all applicable environmental regulations and public/customer expectations
  • Monitoring our key resource usage and implementing conservation techniques to achieve our environmental targets
  • Implement a waste/recycling policy and sustainable procurement policy
  • Minimising unsustainable transport use
  • Take part in one Health sustainability project with our associates; i.e. beach clean
  • Working with suppliers to ensure they acknowledge and decrease the environmental impact of their products and transportation
  • Publishing and distribution of an annual organisational sustainability report

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.

Lauren Buckley, RVN is our Sustainability Champion and has designated responsibility for the day-to-day implementation of this policy.

Northwest Veterinary Specialists will make this policy available when requested to interested parties including members of the public, including making a copy available on our website.

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Northwest Veterinary Specialists' Participation in the Big Garden Bird Count

At Northwest Veterinary Specialists, we are proud to participate in the annual Big Garden Bird Count, an initiative aimed at assisting the RSPB in monitoring the population trends of garden birds. As part of our commitment to sustainability, our associates actively engage in this survey, contributing to the conservation and understanding of our avian populations.

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By taking part in the Big Garden Bird Count, we demonstrate our dedication to environmental stewardship and the well-being of wildlife. Our involvement in this important annual survey aligns with our values and commitment to making a positive impact on the natural world.