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VetPartners backs worthy causes
12th May 2022

By David Rees


VetPartners has contributed £20,000 to help humanitarian and animal welfare charities working in Ukraine during the current conflict, the group has revealed.
 
The organization matched the amount raised by its individual practices, and also arranged collection of 600 pet carriers for people fleeing the war-torn country with their pets, according to its first Sustainability and Giving Back Report. Fundraising efforts across the group have raised a total of more than £45,000 for a wide range of causes, including Pets As Therapy and The Cinnamon Trust.
 
The group is also on track to achieve and, in some cases, exceed, 19 of 21 of the key targets set out in the group’s first sustainability strategy, published in January 2021.
 
Since the launch of the strategy, VetPartners and its practices have recycled more than five tonnes of PPE, exceeded the predicted number of practices signing up for the Investors in the Environment accreditation and created homes for nature in our outdoor spaces.
 
The Sustainability and Giving Back Report was prepared by Dr Hannah James, VetPartners’ head of ESG.
 
Dr James said: “When we published our sustainability strategy, we committed to 21 targets we wanted to achieve by 2026. We thought it was important we held ourselves to account and be transparent about what we are doing, as well as celebrate the achievements of colleagues.
 
“It is great to see how much we have achieved with our collective purpose and energy. Our colleagues are so passionate about sustainability, and as well as making changes in their own practices, many of them are working collaboratively to push for positive changes in the wider industry and society.”