BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital Announces Over 100 Practices Now Using 100% Renewable Electricity

A new wind farm commissioned by BluePearl’s parent company, Mars Inc., now supplies electricity to more than 2,000 Mars veterinary hospitals in the United States

TAMPA, Florida., April 22, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — BluePearl Companion Animal Specialty and Emergency Hospital today announced that its more than 100 veterinary hospitals across the United States are now sourcing 100% renewable electricity. This effort is part of Mars Inc. (the parent company of BluePearl) $1 billion Sustainable in a generation planwhich aims to reduce the environmental impact of the company in order to preserve the health of people, pets and the planet.

“Together with the Mars Veterinary Health family of brands, we’ve developed a sustainability roadmap that addresses some of the most pressing issues facing our world today, such as climate change,” remarked Nicholas Nelson, Chairman of BluePearl. “Through the wind farm, not only are we significantly reducing our electricity and CO2 emissions, but we are bringing lasting benefits to Ford Ridge and surrounding communities. We look forward to continuing this effort by delivering new innovative initiatives in the months ahead. and years to come. and are proud of the steps already taken by the Mars Veterinary Health family of practices. Together, we can make veterinary care more sustainable.

In 2021, Mars Inc. commissioned the construction of a wind farm in Ford Ridge, Illinois, which today supplies clean electricity to more than 2,000 Mars veterinary hospitals across the country. This includes BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, VCA Animal Hospital, and Banfield Pet Hospital. Ford Ridge’s turbines generate enough electricity in one minute to power 36 vet visits and reduce CO2 emissions by 11 pounds each appointment. This effort also brings local benefits by:

  • creating nearly 250 full-time equivalent jobs.

  • reporting more than $36 million new revenues to local governments over the next 30 years.

  • provide participating landowners with approximately $45 million in lease payments over the 30-year life of the project, a significant injection of revenue to help support the regional business community and agricultural industry.

“As one of the largest providers of advanced veterinary care in the United States, we have a responsibility to create a sustainable future for humans and animals. That means finding innovative ways to reduce our waste, use clean energy sources and implementing the most responsible pharmaceutical practices across all of our practices,” said Da Chang, COO of BluePearl. “At BluePearl, we know our associates are passionate about issues pressing issues like sustainability, so we’re proud to deliver initiatives that not only bring lasting change, but also a sense of honor to our associates.”

The Ford Ridge Wind Farm also enables more sustainable pet ownership in the United States and promotes a greener veterinary business model. Along with reducing CO2 emissions, BluePearl aims to reduce waste and demonstrate responsible pharmaceutical management.

“By bringing your pet to BluePearl, you’re not only getting the best care possible, but now you’ll also be helping to work toward positive impacts on the environment,” remarked Dr. James Barre, chief medical officer at BluePearl. “Over the next five years or so, we will focus on areas where we believe there are significant opportunities to achieve impactful change. I look forward to seeing our efforts come to fruition at BluePearl, and hope that every step forward on the sustainability roadmap is something our associates and customers will be proud of.”

Learn more about sustainability at Mars Veterinary Health.

About BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital
Founded in 1996, BluePearl is now one of the largest specialty and emergency veterinary practices in the United States. BluePearl has over 100 hospitals in 29 states that collectively employ over 7,000 associates, including over 1,330 veterinarians, over 1,600 veterinary technicians and over 4,100 other professionals. Each year, our compassionate teams provide high quality care to over 1.2 million pets and their families. BluePearl clinicians also participate in clinical studies to discover new treatments and procedures that improve pet health. As a member of the Mars Veterinary Health family of brands, BluePearl is committed to achieving its purpose – A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS® – because companion animals create a better world for us. Learn more about BluePearlVet.com.

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