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Woodward Veterinary Practice acknowledge that our operations have an impact on the environment and we are committed to improving our environmental performance in relation to our services and operations.

We are proud that Woodward Veterinary Practice are working towards their Bronze accreditation from Investors in the Environment (iiE).

Download our Environmental Policy document here (PDF).

We have identified key areas that contribute 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 materials and medications
  • procured goods and services with their own environmental impact

Our environmental commitment can be demonstrated in our established objectives and goals below:

  • 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

We will continue to improve our environmental management system by working to the Investors in the Environment (iiE) criteria, considering any changes in legislation, our organisation, and other factors. We will convey this policy to all our employees ensuring that they are provided with training to increase awareness of environmental matters.

Ben Witcomb and Laura Nixon are our Sustainability Leads and have designated responsibility for the day-to-day implementation of this policy. The policy will be reviewed every year as part of the organisations overall environment management plan.

Name: __Ben Witcomb__
Position: Investors in the Environment Lead for Woodward Veterinary Practice
Date: __07/03/2022__

Name: __Laura Nixon__
Position: Investors in the Environment Lead for Woodward Veterinary Practice
Date: __07/03/2022__


Name: __Sam Barton__
Position: Clinical Director
Date: __07/03/2022__

Contact details for sustainability enquiries:

Ellie West, Clinical Veterinary Anaesthetist (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)