The BSAVA Sustainability Working Group (SWG)

The BSAVA Sustainability Working Group (SWG) was established in 2020 with a remit to explore the feasibility of BSAVA becoming carbon neutral as an organisation, both at the Association’s HQ (Woodrow House) and association-wide.

The SWG will be responsible for developing and overseeing the strategy to achieve these ambitions, in addition to writing a sustainability policy and monitoring progress. Subsequently, the SWG will also promote and enable sustainable working in small animal practice.

The formation of the SWG demonstrates BSAVA commitment towards environmental sustainability and will assist small animal practices to work towards sustainable ways of working.

Those who are interested in finding out more about the work of the Sustainability Working Group should contact

Our Progress

The SWG is engaged with Investors in the Environment (iiE), with a view to achieving environmental certification. BSAVA has received Silver Accreditation from iiE in October 2023, and will now be working towards Green. You can view the certificate here, as well as the accreditation report.

BSAVA works alongside Vet Sustain and other groups with a view to working collaboratively to support those working in small animal practice. BSAVA have, along with other veterinary organisations, co funded the development of the Vet Sustain Carbon Calculator.