Our Commitment to the Environment

We are committed to doing better for the planet and safeguarding the environment that we and our equine companions live in. We know this is an ongoing journey, that constantly needs updating and we regularly review our progress to ensure we continue to minimise our ecological footprint.

Responsible Sourcing of Ingredients - Using Natural and Sustainable Ingredients

We strive to integrate eco-conscious practices into every aspect of our operations, and this starts with the sourcing of high-quality ingredients from sustainable and ethical suppliers who share our values. Our manufacturers practice responsible sourcing, ensuring ingredients are traced right
from the source to maintain a high standard of safety as well as sustainability.

Reducing Our Air and Transit Miles

A number of factors have contributed to reducing our air miles and transit miles in recent years. In 2018, Equine America made the decision to move production for the UK from USA to UK. This bold change
resulted in a huge reduction of air miles and carbon emissions from transit, as well as supporting local UK- based businesses. As you may know, we operate internationally, so we also manufacture in Europe and USA, to ensure that no matter where our products are sold, they don’t have far to get there.

Another factor is flexible working, allows our staff to work from home where possible, eliminating the emissions from commuting, as well as encouraging paperless working through digital rather than physical files.

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!

We understand the detrimental impact inappropriate
packaging can have on our planet’s health. That’s why we are constantly
exploring innovative packaging solutions to minimize waste and promote
recycling. We embrace the reduce, reuse and recycle motto. 

  • Reduce

    We are constantly striving to improve the sustainability credentials of our packaging and use the most sustainable we can, without compromising on quality or risking damage or contamination to our products. We are currently transitioning some of our products to eco-pouches, which reduces packaging, watch this space for the Vet Range!

    Like so many offices, we are paperless with all invoicing and receipts, helping us to reduce the amount of paper waste we create. Our product labels are printed inhouse, to minimise wastage, so we only print what we need.

    Our Vet Partnership programme reduces waste by reducing the risk of products going out of date on pharmacy shelves in practice. Shipping direct from our UK warehouse to your customer, will also minimise
    waste as well as packaging and shipping miles.

  • Reuse

    Many of our supplements come in plastic containers, as we need a solution that is food-safe and protects the valuable ingredients within, but we all know how damaging single use plastic can be, which is why we encourage you to firstly reuse our tubs, or when they come to the end of their life recycle them (all our tubs and bottles in the Vet Range are recyclable). Our tubs are great for repurposing – they make great storage on the yard (e.g.
    keeping plaiting bands tidy as one example), in the garden or around the house (including kids toys!!). The unverified record is a Cortaflex pot that has been reused for the past 20 years to hold bits in the lambing shed and is still
    going strong!  

    Packaging items to transport and protect your orders often requires a lot of cardboard. Equine America UK’s warehouse re-purpose used boxes and cardboard, creating packaging that’s used to protect your orders in transit (and as a bonus, it’s recyclable!). All cardboard that can’t be re-purposed in-house is recycled, minimising cardboard waste.

  • Recycle

    All our plastic supplement bottles and tubs in the Vet range are recyclable. We have also started to transition some supplements into our eco-friendly pouches, which as well as being recyclable also have knock on benefits from the reduction in raw materials used to make the pouches to the savings in CO2 emissions due to packability, reduced weight and space saving during transport.

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