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The world we want tomorrow is a more sustainable world for people and pets. Using our influence to drive change at scale, we’re transforming our business in ways that protect the environment and drive positive change throughout the veterinary profession.

Mars Veterinary Health Positive Climate Action

We're taking climate action

By 2025, our goal is for 100% of our hospitals to be powered by renewable electricity. We’ve made recent progress by signing on to a power-purchase agreement between Mars and Apex Clean energy which will enable construction of a wind farm in Ford Ridge, IL. this agreement will provide clean electricity for our more than 2,000 veterinary hospitals across the U.S.

The turbines at Ford Ridge will generate enough electricity in one minute to power 36 veterinary visits and reduce CO2 by 11 pounds with each appointment. We are working with our UK and Europe based hospitals to source renewable electricity by 2025.

People, pets, and the planet: Mars Veterinary Health announces plans for 100% renewable electricity for all 2,000+ U.S. hospitals.

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Renewable
electricity

Power all our sites globally with 100% renewable electricity by 2025.

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Antimicrobial resistance

Preserve the power of antimicrobials through responsible use across our practices.

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CO2
Reduction

The turbines at Ford Ridge will reduce CO2 by 11 pounds with each appointment.

Preserving the power of antimicrobials

Antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic prescribing are inextricably linked. As veterinary professionals, we play a vital role in reducing the need for antibiotics and limiting opportunities for antimicrobial resistant strains to develop. We are focused on assessing our use of antimicrobials and bolstering our approaches to responsible pharmaceutical stewardship, particularly in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. Incorrect use and overuse of antibiotics is a major driver of resistance. Our mission is to use antimicrobials responsibly as part of our effort to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.