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  • Sustainability

IIE WT BronzeWest Midlands Referrals recognise that all businesses impact on the environment in a variety of ways. As such, are committed to the continual improvement of our environmental performance in relation to our services and operations.

We are proud that West Midlands Referrals are working towards their Bronze accreditation from Investors in the Environment (iiE).

Download our Sustainability Policy here.(PDF)

We have identified the following key environmental impacts associated with the provision of veterinary care at West Midlands Referrals 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 medicines and buildings
  • procured goods and services with their own environmental impact

 
We are committed to working with our Associates, customers, referring practices, suppliers, investors, contractors, regulatory bodies, and neighbours to achieve the following objectives:

  • 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
  • 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

 
The establishment and implementation of this policy is a commitment of West Midlands Referrals management and a shared responsibility with our Associates. Ann Staniland has designated responsibility to day-to-day implementation of this policy.

The policy will be reviewed annually as part of the organisations overall environment management plan.

Signed: Ann Staniland
Position: Environmental Sustainability Lead for West Midlands Referrals
Date: 12 February 2021

Signed: Jon Mills
Position: Clinical Director for West Midlands Referrals
Date: 12 February 2021

Name: Sarah Muffett
Position: Practice Manager for West Midlands Referrals
Date: 12 February 2021

Contact details for sustainability enquiries: Ellie West, Environmental Sustainability Lead (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)