Willows goes inexperienced with highest degree environmental award

Willows goes inexperienced with highest degree environmental award

A small animal hospital has earned recognition for its efforts to create an environmentally pleasant office.

Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service in Solihull has acquired the highest Inexperienced award from the Buyers within the Surroundings (iiE), the nationwide accreditation scheme for companies working to scale back their carbon footprint.

The very best accolade goes to corporations which have made important reductions in power use and waste and boosted effectivity, recycling and sustainability.

Inexperienced customary

Willows, owned by Linneaus, had simply invested £35,000 in a deluxe compressor and oxygen era system, and acquired the inexperienced customary a 12 months after hitting the silver award.

Amongst its different efforts, all lighting has switched to LED models and waste discount has included a swap to extra single-use objects – together with washable hats. That has saved 4,000 surgical hats going to landfill.

Electrical energy use is down 8%, gas use is down 7% and recycling is up by 12%, with the hospital creating 14 tonnes of recycling a 12 months.

Inexperienced Giants

David Hindley, services supervisor at Willows, has helped lead the continued eco-friendly work as a part of the hospital’s Inexperienced Giants group. He mentioned: “We’re all completely delighted to have achieved this prestigious Inexperienced award from the iiE and I’m over the moon the group’s onerous work and dedication to making a extra environmentally pleasant hospital has been recognised.

“As a part of our dedication to the setting, our Inexperienced Giants group is regularly taking a look at how we will cut back our carbon footprint.

“The newest motion was the funding in a state-of-the-art oxygen generator system, which can allow us to not solely cut back our carbon footprint courtesy of not requiring a HGV supply as much as 4 instances per week, however it’ll additionally assist the future-proofing of our hospital by guaranteeing we’re not reliant on exterior suppliers for deliveries of oxygen.”


Toby Gemmill, managing director at Willows, mentioned: “We’re very glad to have been awarded Inexperienced standing by iiE, their highest award for environmental advances in enterprise.

“Effectively carried out to Dave, our Inexperienced Giants and the entire group for driving this. To attain such a profitable consequence has taken a really united effort, with each member of the group enjoying their half to earn this recognition.”