The team at SVS are committed to ‘Going Green’.
Working together with the New Zealand Centre for Conservation Medicine we are focussed on assessing the way we do business and are taking practical steps to operate more sustainably. Using the Four R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Redesign & Recycle we hope to minimise our environmental impact and in doing so encourage others to do the same. Consistent with our down to earth culture at SVS we aim to walk the talk and our approach has been to engage our staff to drive our green initiatives from a grass roots level.
So what are some of the things we are working on?
We have reduced our green waste through setting up worm farms. This has the added benefit of producing fertiliser for our plants.
We focus on reusing our packaging and have systems in place for our clients to return plastic wrap back to us.
We are working on ways to redesign and maximise the most efficient approach for our sales representatives to visit our clients.
We have set up effective paper, glass and plastics recycling at all our centres across the country.
These are just a few examples of what we consider to be an important work in progress for our company.