Davies Green Group Shortlisted For National Environmental Award
Davies Veterinary Specialists (Davies) Green Group (Hetfordshire) has been shortlisted for the Institute of Environmental Management Sustainability Impact Awards for the ‘Best Team’ for 2019. These prestigious national awards attract high calibre entries from national organisations of all sizes, with the winners announced at a special Awards Ceremony in September. (https://iemaawards.net/ ).
The Sustainability Impact Awards were introduced by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) to recognise the people and businesses transforming the world to sustainability. Organisations of all sizes and from all sectors are eligible to enter, from sole traders and private enterprise to multinationals and public sector.
Davies, the Hertfordshire-based veterinary small animal referral centre, has been firmly committed to sustainability in practice since 2017. It was the first UK veterinary practice to have achieved accreditation from iiE, in 2018 and was awarded Silver level accreditation in 2018. In addition Davies’ sustainability lead Ellie West, European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia at Davies, achieved Best Green Champion at the iiE awards ceremony in April. Most recently Davies took part in World Environment Day, encouraging staff to make pledges and calculate their own carbon footprints. The centre has also produced a pet owner newsletter to support green pet ownership, available on their website.
Ellie West said: “The Davies Green Group is made up of highly committed members and to have reached the shortlist is down to their amazing work and persistence. National recognition from sustainability professionals means a lot to us, as it demonstrates that businesses of our size in the veterinary sector can integrate sustainability principles, and that it can be done with the remote support of sustainability professionals through accreditation schemes such as iiE.”
“We are receiving requests for information and advice from other vets every week, and we are looking forward to learning more and sharing information to reduce our sector’s carbon emissions and lead on sustainable practices. We want to thank the team for their incredible hard work and we look forward to attending the Awards Ceremony in September.”
To find out more about Davies’ sustainability initiatives please visit https://vetspecialists.co.uk/sustainability/
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