Sustainability profile: Select from NVS

17th November 2023
Select from NVS
Sustainability profile

With over 40 years of experience in sourcing products for the veterinary industry, our expertise has culminated in the development of our Select from NVS range. From our Everyday selection to our Healthcare range and premium Precision line, we offer an ever-evolving and innovative selection of consumables, healthcare, disinfectants and instrument essentials.

Since launching in 2015, Select from NVS has proven to be the preferred and trusted consumable, instrument and healthcare brand for many of our customers.

Our vision for high quality, combined with value for money is at the heart of every product that we develop, but we also apply the same commitment to sustainable sourcing that we offer with our wholesale range.

There are already many sustainable products in our Select from NVS range; with over 50% of our everyday products UK-sourced. Purchasing Select from NVS not only supports British businesses but also reduces the miles travelled before they reach you – reducing our carbon pawprint.

It’s not always possible to find products that align with medical requirements or a specific price point whilst maintaining complete sustainability. However, it is our goal to find the best balance between these requirements.

For example, incorporating sustainable attributes, such as recyclable or recycled packaging, into products that may not be entirely sustainable due to factors like manufacturing location or materials sourcing from non-UK/European regions.

To make it easier for you to identify these sustainable attributes, we are introducing new sustainable symbols on our packaging

Our new Select from NVS Anaesthetic Gas Adsorber is a great example:

The green union flag symbol means the product is made in the UK. Whilst the Reduce symbol means that you are helping to reduce your plastic usage and waste. The Anaesthetic Gas Adsorber contains 74% less plastic than some competitor products.

A one-stop solution for all your sustainable practice essentials

Our commitment to sustainability goes beyond individual products, we strive to be your one-stop solution for all your sustainable practice essentials. 

To this end, we have an extensive new product development strategy and are collaborating with a number of key manufacturers who match our product quality and sustainability requirements.

One key area of recent focus has been sustainable disinfection. Read our ‘Sustainable disinfectants: getting the balance right’ blog post to find out more

This article was originally posted in The Cube magazine, October 2023 issue. Click here to read the magazine.