Sustainability

The Positive Pawprint strategy
IVC Evidensia Sustainability Report 2021

Sustainability Report 2021

The IVC Evidensia Sustainability Report covers the actions we have taken to develop and implement our Positive Pawprint strategy.

At IVC Evidensia we care every day - for animals, our clients, our colleagues, and for a better environment. We believe a sustainable approach to what we do is who we are.

For an innovative, entrepreneurial company like ours, transforming how we do things to embed sustainability is an exciting challenge. It may not be easy, and we do not have all the answers yet. But it will force us to think differently, and to innovate. Moreover, it will add value, respond to client, employee and investor needs, and support efficiencies in our business. 

Our Positive Pawprint strategy is the tool that helps us to do this. Our strategy is based on three pillars, People, Planet and Pets with 15 elements as illustrated below. Our strategy takes us beyond becoming the best veterinary group in the world, to becoming best veterinary group for the world.

The Positive Pawprint

Growing our company as a force for good

Caring for People

  1. Protect and promote the health and wellbeing of our teams

  2. Offer the highest standards of client care and communication

  3. Create welcoming, diverse and inclusive workplaces

  4. Empower clinics to contribute to their local communities

  5. Ensure human rights are respected across our value chain

Caring for Planet

  1. Transition our company toward net-zero climate impact

  2. Minimise our waste footprint through optimal management

  3. Train all clinicians on applied sustainability in veterinary care

  4. Evolve industry-leading sustainable procurement practices  

  5. Practice leading standards of chemical and pharma management

Caring for Pets

  1. Deliver highest possible standards of care quality and safety

  2. Promote and innovate integrated animal health solutions

  3. Continually grow our clinical knowledge and skills

  4. Continually share knowledge, incidents and best practice

  5. Collaborate with peers to innovate best practice on AMR

Governance 

Management, Transparency & Disclosure

Policies

We have developed policies for the key aspects of our sustainability programme.

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 We are creating a workplace where we focus on innovation, engagement and teamwork.

Referral network

Right care, right time, right team

The IVC Evidensia referral network ensures that local teams are empowered to provide exceptional veterinary care by offering all of our patients the right care at the right time, delivered by the right team.

Clinical excellence

Healthy pets and happy owners

We bring people together to make animal care better. We ensure local teams are empowered to reach their potential through continual investment in our people, our premises and the equipment needed to build the world’s best veterinary group.

Medical Board

The Group Veterinary Medical Board – GVMB

A joint veterinary perspective – IVC Evidensia’s veterinary medical board meets with the heads of clinical boards and medical directors from other countries to discuss and agree on quality systems, ethical and clinical policies.

Hygiene

Clinical work requires excellent hygiene standards

To ensure a consistently high level across our group, we are following IVC Evidensia hygiene guidelines which improve the hygiene and infection prevention work in everyday practice.

Nutrition

“Like humans, our pets are what they eat”

Feeding your pet a wholesome, high-quality diet is an essential aspect of preventative healthcare and increases their chance of living a longer, healthier life.