Brimbank Vet Clinic
We are a veterinary clinic in suburban Melbourne caring for dogs, cats and small pets.
“Carbon neutral certification is part of a sustainability program at our clinic. This has resulted in significant financial savings, a more engaged team and demonstrates to our clients that caring for the climate is part of good pet care.”
Type of certification
How long have you been certified carbon neutral?
Since February 2022.
Why did you choose to go carbon neutral?
Climate change will have a huge impact on domestic and native animals. As vets we are advocates for and guardians of animal health so we need to do all we can to reduce the impact of climate change.
What are the anticipated benefits of your carbon neutral certification?
Carbon neutral certification is part of a sustainability program at our clinic. This has resulted in significant financial savings, a more engaged team and demonstrates to our clients that caring for the climate is part of good pet care.
What offset project do you support?
A biodiversity reserve project in Indonesia.
Why did you choose this project?
Preserving rainforest habitat is essential for the survival of many animals.
How can your customers support you?
We encourage you to take what ever steps you can to reduce your carbon footprint and to advocate for good government policy to support action on climate change.
What else are you doing to reduce emissions?
We have disconnected our gas supply and installed a maximum number of solar panels on our roof. We are changing to low energy LED lighting.
We are part of the Vets for Climate Action which is an organisation that encourages vets to reduce their carbon emissions. As part of this organisation we are developing a sustainability program to look at all components of the veterinary carbon footprint.
What advice would you give to a business considering certification?
This is a great opportunity to examine your business from a sustainability perspective which opens up multiple opportunities to save money, build staff and customer loyalty as well as making a meaningful contribution to reducing climate change.