Our climate change journey

In 2022, the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) began exploring ways we can support climate change action. The climate change emergency is intrinsically linked to One Health and environmental sustainability, which is one of our member priorities.

South Wairarapa Veterinary Services tree planting day

In May 2023, our Chief Executive, Kevin Bryan, joined South Wairarapa Veterinary Services for their annual tree planting day. Despite the weather, supporters and volunteers who came along planted a total of 4,500 native seedlings at the QEII covenant in Carterton! You can watch the video from the 2023 planting day (featuring an interview with Kevin) below.

Working with Ekos

As part of our climate change work, we are working to reduce the carbon emissions generated by the NZVA office in Wellington. In 2023, we engaged Ekos to help us calculate our carbon footprint between 1 January and 31 December 2022.

Activity CO2 tonnes CO2 percentage
Business travel 48.03 84%
Fuel and energy related emissions 5.13 9%
Purchased electricity 2.52 4%
Staff commuting 0.83 1%
Business waste 0.62 1%
Total emissions 57.13  
Emissions intensity
(total emissions divided by FTE)
FTE 15  

You can download a copy of our Carbon Conscious Business Operations certificate from Ekos below.

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