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16/12/2020

Mitchells & Butlers co-found Zero Carbon Forum

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As part of a commitment to achieve their sustainability goals and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Mitchells & Butlers has joined fellow hospitality groups in co-founding the Zero Carbon Forum, an organisation aiming to help members achieve their carbon reduction targets.

Despite the ongoing damage the Covid-19 pandemic is causing to the hospitality sector, Mitchells & Butlers recognise their sustainability commitments must continue, and by co-founding Zero Carbon Forum they have agreed to share carbon reduction plans and initiatives with the industry, combining expertise and resources to identify all possible actions to decarbonise operations across the sector.

Endorsed by the Government, and backed by UKHospitality and the British Beer and Pub Association, Zero Carbon Forum enables members to reach their sustainability targets faster, more efficiently and more cost effectively. Zero Carbon Forum will also support members with compliance in meeting the Government's new carbon reporting requirements.

Head of Investor Relations and Sustainability at Mitchells & Butlers, Amy De Marsac, comments: "We are delighted to be working with others across our industry to accelerate emission reduction. The Zero Carbon Forum allows us to share knowledge by working closely with other businesses in our sector, helping us all break down the barriers to emission reduction which we are experiencing individually."

As a member of Zero Carbon Forum Mitchells & Butlers, along with fellow members, will measure and benchmark key emission areas, such as energy, water, waste and supply chains. This will allow the company to quickly identify and implement best practices in emission reduction, helping improve both sustainability and profitability.

Joining the Zero Carbon Forum will complement and bring prominence to the projects already undertaken by the company towards reaching their sustainability goals.

In 2019 Mitchells & Butlers announced they were teaming up with BP Chargemaster, rolling out electric vehicle charging points at suitably located pubs, bars and restaurants across the country. This, as well as working alongside FareShare to save over 78,000 meals from being wasted over the last year, are just a couple of examples of the lengths the company is going to reduce their carbon and emission footprint across various aspects of the business.

Notes to editors:

  • Mitchells & Butlers is a leading operator of managed restaurants and pubs. Its portfolio of brands and formats includes Harvester, Toby Carvery, All Bar One, Miller & Carter, Premium Country Pubs, Sizzling Pubs, Stonehouse, Vintage Inns, Browns, Castle, Nicholson's, O'Neill's and Ember Inns. In addition, it operates Innkeeper's Lodge hotels in the UK and Alex restaurants and bars in Germany. Further details are available at www.mbplc.com and supporting photography can be downloaded at www.mbplc.com/imagelibrary.

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