Reducing energy consumption
The reduction of our consumption of energy is now a fundamental part of our everyday business. Innovative methods to make our businesses more energy efficient are now being complemented by further developments in energy recovery.
This has been achieved through our continuing work with both manufacturers and industry to develop bespoke solutions for our restaurants and pubs. These are unique buildings with unique trading patterns and unique requirements.
Effective waste recycling
The detailed work that we undertook some years ago, to understand exactly how much waste (and of what sort) we produced as a business, enabled us to plan our waste recycling programme efficiently and accelerate it significantly where possible.
With a clear understanding of the type and volume of waste being produced, we could take the right steps with our suppliers and contractors to improve our performance.
We are also working with manufacturers to reduce the amount of water we use, for example, in the dishwashers we install in our kitchens. Devices such as self closing taps and Hippo bags in our toilets are also being installed where we undertake any refurbishment projects.
Our trials of collecting water consumption data every half an hour, though at a very early stage, are showing some promising results and we will be increasing the number of sites included in our trials through this year.
To read more about our environmental practices and commitments, get a copy of our Social Responsibility Review.
We're a major funder of Drinkaware. The Trust's aim is to promote responsible drinking by finding innovative ways to challenge the national drinking culture.