A SOLIHULL vet group has received national recognition for its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and increase sustainability.
Linnaeus-owned 608 Vet Practice, which has practices in Solihull, Bentley Heath and Acocks Green, has received a bronze award from Investors in the Environment (iiE), which encourages UK firms to introduce cleaner, more sustainable and more environmentally-friendly ways of working.
Nicola Eden, sustainability lead at the vet practice, is delighted with the award and is determined to build on it with further recognition and the iiE’s Green award is her ultimate objective.
Nicola said: “Naturally we are delighted to have received this bronze award from iiE and we will continue to improve our environmental management system and increase awareness of environmental matters amongst our team.
“The iiE recognise we have made an encouraging start but we will now be working with them to do more and more as we aim for their silver award, better still their top award, the Green award.”
The iiE’s report highlighted 608 Vet Practice’s development and implementation of an Environmental Management System including an environmental policy, action plans and a waste management plan.
The report read: “The practice has monitored electricity, gas, isoflurane and clinical waste; using this data to build baseline datasets and produce a carbon calculation.
“The practice has built strong foundations from which it can now work to maximise its resource efficiency and minimise its environmental impact.”
Among the sustainability initiatives at 608 Vet Practice are a pet sachet recycling bin at the Solihull branch and a bee friendly garden at Bentley Heath.