Autumn Animals is working hard to be Climate Positive by the end of 2023.
Our approach is backed by the Vet Sustain Greener Veterinary Checklist. Vet Sustain is a veterinary consultancy who advise veterinary practises on how to become more sustainable and climate responsible.
✔ We are a business member of the Ecologi network, who will offset all our employees' emissions based on their FTE
✔ Next to the trees we plant through Ecologi for offsetting purposes, we are also planting one tree per patient we had to say goodbye to, via 1 Tree Cards
✔ Of course, we know that offsetting is not the solution to Climate Change. That is why we use reusable materials where possible and limit single use materials
✔ Autumn Animals works towards becoming a holistic mobile veterinary clinic through local care teams. Less travel time equals more care time
✔ All our employees are incentivised to travel to Autumn Animals patients by (e-) bike, (e-) scooter or public transport. We encourage them to do so by paying for their travel expenses if they use one of these modes of transport
✔ We use an e-cargo bike to transport equipment and deceased pets after your pet's home euthanasia, meaning negligable carbon emissions
✔ We encourage environmental stewardship in caregivers by advising them about the pros & cons of certain medication and insecticides, especially in the final stages of their animal's life
✔ We are always looking for a more environmentally friendly way to provide after passing care, than cremation
✔ We are striving to create our own environmentally friendly body bags for burial and cremation by the end of 2025
✔ Autumn Animals is a paperless company, that uses Ecosia as their primary search engine and refurbished appliances where possible
✔ And last but not least, our goal is to be climate positive by the end of 2023