FHA Environmental Policy
Our commitment to our patients, our clients, and our community… extends to our environment and our impact on our planet.
Friendship is committed to providing the highest quality animal health care in a manner that ensures a safe and healthy environment for our employees, patients, and clients. This commitment requires that we minimize our potential impact on the environment. Our hospital staff will operate in compliance with all relevant environmental legislation and strive to use pollution prevention and environmental best practices in all aspects of hospital operations.
To fulfill this commitment FHA will:
Integrate the consideration of environmental concerns and impacts into all of our decision making and activities.
Promote environmental awareness among our employees and encourage them to work in an environmentally responsible manner.
Train, educate and inform our employees about environmental issues that may affect their work.
Reduce waste through re-use and recycling and by purchasing recycled, recyclable or refurbished products and materials where these alternatives are available, economical and suitable.
Promote efficient use of materials and resources throughout our facility including water, electricity, supplies and other resources, particularly those that are non-renewable.
Avoid unnecessary use of hazardous materials and products, seek substitutions when feasible, and take all reasonable steps to protect human health and the environment when such materials must be used, stored and disposed of.
Purchase and use environmentally responsible products accordingly.
Where required by legislation or where significant health, safety or environmental hazards exist, develop and maintain appropriate emergency and spill response programs.
Communicate our environmental commitment to clients, customers and the public and encourage them to support it.
Strive to continually improve our environmental performance and minimize the social impact and damage of activities by periodically reviewing our environmental policy in light of our current and planned future activities.