IVC Evidensia Partners With Vet Sustain

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

IVC Evidensia partners with Vet Sustain to further improve sustainability across the veterinary professions.

Vet Sustain is a UK-based social enterprise company working to enable and inspire veterinary professionals to become leading forces in sustainability and continually improve the health and wellbeing of animals, people and the environment.

Through their wide network and diverse working groups, Vet Sustain produce tools, training and communications for veterinary professionals centred around their six Veterinary Sustainability Goals (SDGs). The six Veterinary Sustainability Goals (SDGs) highlight the roles of veterinary professionals in driving sustainability in line with the UN’s own SDGs.

To collectively tackle these ambitious goals, it is vital that Vet Sustain work in collaboration with partners that share our values, to deliver shared objectives and make a meaningful impact. A recent survey by the British Veterinary Association found that 89% of vets said they would like to play a more active role in the UK sustainability agenda and working together as a profession will allow us all to be more active and make a collective difference. IVC Evidensia published its first Sustainability Report in 2021.

IVC Evidensia’s sustainability strategy, known as the Positive Pawprint, focuses on protecting the health and happiness of people and their pets, while reducing environmental impact and promoting the principles of sustainability. Focusing on three pillars - People, Planet and Pets, IVC Evidensia is embarking on a journey to implement leading sustainability standards across all their operations from individual clinics and hospitals to the central teams.

Gudrun Ravetz, Chair and Director of Vet Sustain, said “We are very pleased to announce IVC Evidensia as a strategic partner of Vet Sustain. Veterinary professionals sit at the One Health triumvirate of people, planet and environment every day and working with IVC Evidensia will allow Vet Sustain to continue work on ambitious projects to support veterinary professionals to be active sustainability champions.”

Sarah Heath, Director of Sustainability and ESG at IVC Evidensia, said “At IVC Evidensia, we believe it is our responsibility to set and share new standards of sustainability in animal health. Transforming how we do things is an exciting challenge, and we know that working with excellent partners like Vet Sustain will help us to not only embed sustainability within our global operations but also play our part as a force for good across the whole veterinary profession. We are delighted to be working with Vet Sustain and look forward to supporting their innovative and exciting projects to improve sustainability in veterinary care.”

If any commercial businesses would also like to benefit from Vet Sustain’s range of supporter packages including sponsorship, joint events, and in-house training, they should get in touch by emailing hello@vetsustain.org.