Sustainability Report 2022

In 2022, 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 2022 by downloading it here.

Duncan Phillips, UK and Ireland CEO said:

“Embedding a sustainable business is core to our UK strategy.  Every member of our team is passionate about sustainability and I’m proud of the progress made during 2022 to develop and implement plans in support of all three pillars of the IVC Evidensia Group’s Positive Pawprint commitments.

“As one of the largest veterinary groups in the UK, we have a responsibility to use our scale and influence to improve standards of sustainability, both within our own operations and more widely in the veterinary profession. Positive Pawprint is our way of making sure we are developing for the benefit of our team, the veterinary industry and the world around us.”

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