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New Partnership: Vet Sustain and iiE

Vet Sustain is delighted to have formed a new partnership with Investors in the Environment (iiE) - an organisation that is already supporting many veterinary practices to drive sustainability in their workplaces.

Alice Geddes

iiE is a national not-for-profit environmental accreditation scheme, designed to help organisations save time and money. They do this by reducing the environmental impact, promoting businesses for their green credentials and involving staff in securing operational efficiencies. By implementing a credible, performance-driven environmental management system, organisations are able to put sustainability at the heart of smart business practice.

There are considerable synergies between iiE and Vet Sustain that has led to this partnership, with both organisations supporting a transition towards more sustainable workplaces, and more specifically veterinary practices. The partnership will be mutually beneficial to both organisations, together reaching more practices with veterinary-specific best practice guidance and resources.

iiE are currently working with 44 veterinary practices or organisations that support the veterinary profession across the country. This includes Old Hall Vets and Torrington Orthopaedics who both have recently completed case studies for us discussing steps they’ve put in place in their business to become more environmentally friendly.

Projects will be undertaken, with progress already underway. Vet Sustain are fortunate to have iiE Sustainability Consultant, April Sotomayor as a member of the Greener Veterinary Practice Working Group, and as part of this will be developing tools and training.

April Sotomayor of iiE comments:

“We are delighted to be collaborating with Vet Sustain to help as many veterinary practices and professionals understand their role in sustainability and support them with pathways to making environmental improvements, no matter where they are starting from. Our partnership will help reduce carbon footprints, prevent environmental harm, and get people engaged in the process.”

For more information on iiE please visit their website and read some of their case studies.