Committed to Net Zero Carbon Emissions –Our Carbon Neutral commitment has been covered in new industry magazine – The Veterinary Edge.
“Our responsibility as an animal health company extends beyond helping our veterinary colleagues to care for sick and vulnerable animals. We also take our responsibility to the environment, both at home and globally, very seriously.” So said Animalcare UK Commercial Analyst and member of the company’s Carbon Footprint team, Kai Crawshaw in September 2020 when the company achieved carbon neutral status. We invited him to tell us more about the company’s journey to deliver on its environmental responsibilities.
In 2018, the UK government – in common with many other governments – made a commitment to deliver net zero carbon emissions by 2050. This is a major commitment and one which requires a combination of measures, including decarbonising the National Grid, further investment in electric transport and carbon offsetting among businesses.
Animalcare felt that working to achieve carbon neutral status was an important first step, both for the company, its employees and for the wider veterinary industry so started working with Carbon Footprint Ltd, sustainability consultants, who help organisations reduce the environmental impact of their activities. Its first project was to complete a thorough assessment of Animalcare’s carbon emissions during the first half of 2020 so that the company knew the areas it had to focus on in order to make reductions.
Read more about our Carbon Neutral journey and much more in the first edition of The Veterinary Edge