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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
As a veterinary group, we’re proud to be taking steps to become more environmentally responsible and do our bit for the planet. Collectively, small changes can have a big impact!
Our veterinary activities, services and operations all contribute to our environmental and carbon footprint, so we’ve been working behind the scenes to introduce a new sustainability policy in line with Vet Sustain’s Greener Veterinary Practice Checklist.
Through the implementation of this policy, we aim to encourage wide reaching participation in an effort to reduce our impact, whilst upholding the highest standards of animal health, welfare and clinical care for our patients.
By the end of 2025, we hope to have reduced our carbon emissions across our four practices by 10%. We are committed to this journey of continual improvement by:
As veterinarians, we have a responsibility to protect the health and welfare of animals, including taking steps to protect the environment many live in. While there will be many more ways we can and will continue to improve, we hope this to be a significant milestone in our journey to operating more sustainably.