SUBSTANTIAL INDIRECT ECONOMIC IMPACTS
Animal health is at the heart of healthy ecosystems. For this reason, in 2015 the Fondation d’Entreprise Virbac financed the implementation of the programme “Testing, control and prevention of zoonosis in the Great Limpopo Transnational Park (Zimbabwe)”. The objective of this project is to improve animal health, for wild as much as domestic animals at the heart of the park’s ecosystem surrounded by Shangaan communities. The main actions carried out in 2015: testing for bovine tuberculosis in the domestic bovines in the north of the Park, rabies vaccination of the domestic carnivores around the Park and provision of clean potable water to the north of the park to reduce the risk of disease transmission and conflict between humans, wild and domestic animals.
Virbac works with regional suppliers when their conditions are competitive and in line with the requirements of the Group’s subsidiaries. In 2015, the share of purchases made with regional suppliers was 25% of total purchases. By regional supplier, Virbac means those situated in the same geographical area as the subsidiary (or the industrial site) in accordance with the partition of the country concerned. For example: for the Carros site - France, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region; for the sites in the United States at Forth Worth and St. Louis, Texas and Missouri; for Australia, New South Wales etc.