Animalcare, the UK veterinary pharmaceutical company which is based in York, recently took part in a scrub clearing operation in Barlow Common Nature Reserve to remove Himalayan Balsam, an invasive species of plant which, if left untreated, can cause riverbank degradation and prevent indigenous plants from growing.
Barlow Common in Selby is part of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, a charity dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring wildlife and wild places in Yorkshire and encouraging people to have a genuine and meaningful connection with nature.
The scrub clear was part of Animalcare’s ongoing commitment to sustainability. The company has achieved carbon neutral status and is continually working to ensure that it integrates social and environmental concerns in its business operations.
Kai Crawshaw, Brand Manager at Animalcare said:
‘As a business, we strongly feel that we need to play a part in protecting the natural world and ensuring that we operate in the most environmentally friendly way possible. It was great to be able to take part in the scrub clear, particularly since it’s near our headquarters.
‘We’d encourage other businesses to get involved, not only is it worthwhile, it’s also a lot of fun!’.
For more information on The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, please visit: www.ywt.org.uk.