Investors in the Environment

Working with Investors in the Environment

At Elanco Animal Health, the UK and Ireland Commercial office is working with Investors in the Environment (iiE) to achieve environmental certification of our sustainability actions.

What is ‘Investors in the Environment’?

“Investors in the Environment (iiE) is a national environmental accreditation scheme. It is designed to help organisations save money, reduce their impact on the environment, and get promoted for their green credentials.” For more information you can visit

The pathway to certification requires that we:

  • Develop an effective Environmental Policy
  • Measure our use of resources and waste produced, including our carbon footprint
  • Implement a plan to reduce environmental harm
  • Engage staff and communicate our actions and successes

Upon successful implementation of the iiE criteria, members are awarded with the recognised stamp of certification and may progress from Bronze, through Silver, towards Green.

Greening our Office

We have made a good start with some initiatives already implemented at the Hook Office aimed at reducing our impact on the environment:

  • Electricity for the office is supplied on a 100% renewable tariff. This does not mean that it is zero carbon – but it’s a step in the right direction. Our heating is also electric, meaning that we burn no gas in the office.
  • Office lighting uses low energy LED bulbs and is on an intelligent management system that adjusts according to exterior light levels. Lighting is controlled by movement sensors, so lights are only on when a space is occupied.
  • No single use plastics, paper cups or non-recyclable items are provided in our kitchens.
  • We have implemented a recycling system which sends more than 80% of waste produced for recycling. What cannot be recycled goes to energy recovery, meaning that none of our waste goes into landfill.

This is just the start, we have work still to do to reduce our impact further. Here are a few of the initiatives we are planning for the near future:

  • Survey our electricity usage and find ways to reduce this further
  • Create a travel plan aimed at encouraging the use of less polluting modes of transport
  • Increase the significance of environmental impact when making purchasing decisions
  • Reduce all forms of waste from our business as far as practically possible

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