Sustainability Report 2023

In 2023, we made substantial progress in embedding our sustainability strategy even further across our international group, including in the UK and Ireland. You can read our full Global Positive Pawprint Report 2023 by downloading it here.

Simon Smith, Group CEO for IVC Evidensia, had this to say in an introduction to the latest report:

“Across IVC Evidensia, as a large international network, we embrace our responsibility to use our expertise, resources and financial strength to drive real and lasting change in the vital and fast-modernising veterinary profession.

“Embedding environmentally sustainable approaches across our varied network is a challenge, but it’s one that our dedicated teams are passionate about delivering.

“Thanks to all our teams across the world for their ongoing dedication to supporting our sustainability efforts, as we work to become not only the best veterinary group in the world, but also the best veterinary group for the world.”


What is the Positive Pawprint Strategy?

Our annual Positive Pawprint Report is a summary of what IVC Evidensia’s progress has been so far on the sustainability milestones we have set ourselves, as well as what we intend to achieve in the year to come. This helps us move towards our vision of building the world’s best veterinary group. 

It outlines our core strategy, which is working to protect the health and happiness of people and their pets, while reducing our environmental impact across the UK and wider group. This strategy is built upon three pillars: Caring for People, Caring for Planet and Caring for Patients. 

Caring for People

Our most important asset is our people, which is why one of our pillars concentrates on how IVC Evidensia can look after veterinary colleagues across the group and create an inclusive, welcoming environment in each and every practice. 

We have made the following commitments:

-    Protect and promote the health and wellbeing of our teams
-    Continually grow our clinical knowledge and skills
-    Create welcoming, diverse and inclusive workplaces
-    Empower clinics to contribute to their local communities
-    Ensure human rights are respected across our value chain