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St Kitts Vets plant trees for a greener future

At St Kitts, we’re proud to be creating a more sustainable future. As veterinarians, we’re conscious we have a responsibility to protect the environment, to ensure the health and welfare of animals both locally and around the world.

That’s why we’ve teamed up with Carbon Footprint, to embark on an exciting new project to plant trees to offset our carbon emissions and put a vital new sustainability policy in place.

Creating a sustainable future

As part of our new sustainability policy, we’ve planted 4 trees in the South East of England, one for each of our branches. By doing this, we’ve successfully offset 4 tonnes of carbon (4 tCO2e).

And we now have the certificates to prove it! Each is endorsed by Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) approved carbon credits, to guarantee carbon offsetting through verified carbon reduction projects and tree planting initiatives.

Why it’s important

Trees are the longest living species on earth and are vital to maintaining our biodiversity and climate. Some Oak trees live for over 1000 years, serving as essential long-term carbon stores.

  • Trees improve air quality (removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and generating the oxygen we breathe through photosynthesis)
  • Conserve water
  • Preserve soil
  • Protect wildlife

By planting trees, we’re benefiting local communities and aim to inspire future generations to reduce their environmental impact, which is a crucial part of our Corporate Social Responsibility commitment.

St Kitts Vets: Leading the way in sustainability

As a veterinary group, we’re proud to take proactive steps towards being environmentally responsible, prioritising animal welfare and the planet.

In addition to planting trees, we’ve implemented a new sustainability policy, in line with Vet Sustain’s Greener Veterinary Practice Checklist, to minimise the environmental and carbon footprint of all our veterinary services and operations.

By the end of 2025, our goal is to reduce carbon emissions across our four practices by 10%.


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