Several of our practices have already achieved accreditations, including Davies Veterinary Specialists which has achieved Green level iiE accreditation, North Downs Specialist Referrals which has achieved Silver level and Donnachie and Townley which have achieved Bronze level.
In line with our sustainability ambitions, Ellie West, an RCVS and EBVS Specialist Veterinary Anaesthetist at Davies, is our Environmental sustainability lead. Ellie picked up the title of Individual Sustainability Influencer at the annual iiE awards in 2020.
One Health projects for the iiE Scheme
As part of the Linnaeus commitment to the Mars Five Principles and Sustainable in a Generation plan, we support One Health initiatives within our business and charitable activities.
One way that we can achieve this is for the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects required within the iiE scheme to have a One Health theme.
One Health is a collaborative public health initiative which links animal, human and planetary health concerns and experts to mutual benefit. One Health acknowledges that human health and animal health are interdependent and bound to the health of the ecosystems.
The public health emergences of antimicrobial resistance, ecologic crises, and the recent viral pandemics have highlighted the links between animal and human diseases.