A group of friends are chatting over Aperol Spritz in a sunny beer garden.
A group of friends are chatting over Aperol Spritz in a sunny beer garden.

Care for Communities

Over many years, our pubs, bars and restaurants have acted as a meeting place where people of all backgrounds can get together and socialise, bringing communities together through great experiences.

A meeting place in the heart of the community

We aim to give back to the communities we serve. We are continuously reviewing and improving the wellbeing support we offer our people and have developed strong relationships with organisations such as Fareshare, Shelter and Social Bite to enable us to impact wider communities. In additional we have been working hard to strengthen our Modern Day Slavery policies and practices which has a broader impact across our supply chain.

Making every moment matter

Making every moment matter

"1: No poverty" is written in bold, white writing on a bright red background. Below it, symbols for people of different ages and conditions stand in a line.
"2: Zero hunger" is written in bold, white writing on a deep yellow background. Below it, an icon for a steaming hot bowl of food.
"5: Gender equality" is written in bold, white writing on a bright red background. Below it, the symbols for male and female are combined with an equals symbol in the middle.
"8: Decent work and economic growth" is written in bold, white writing on a dark red background. Below it, an icon with an zigzagging arrow aims towards the top right, showing growth.
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Bringing people together

It was encouraging to see that the pub was one of the most missed meeting places during the first pandemic-related lockdown and that encourages us to work ever harder to maintain the prominence of pubs and restaurants within the local community and continue to serve as a place to bring people together.

Serving alcohol responsibly has always been at the heart of our business, please download our Alcohol and Social Responsibility Policy.

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A sense of community

We are actively looking to enhance the positive impact we can have on local communities, including supporting charities, providing career opportunities, encouraging responsible drinking, and supporting health by enhancing and providing information on the nutritional content of our meals.

This sense of community is ingrained in all aspects of our business, both in our sites and within our central functional teams, and we understand the importance of protecting those communities and the environment around them. We are taking our responsibility in this regard seriously, and have developed a plan, as part of our sustainability strategy, to increase the positive effects we can have on society and the communities we work in and reduce the negative impact our business and operations have on the environment.

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Supporting charities

Many of our brands support charities which have relevance to their brands and its customers with All Bar One supporting Shelter; Toby Carvery Armed Forces; and Nicholson's the RNLI. Our corporate partners are Shelter and Mind.

Much of our activity has been curtailed by the pandemic. However, we have exciting plans going forward including working with:

- Social Bite - a charity which is a major employer of homeless people as well as the largest provider of freshly made free food in the UK to those in need. We are currently progressing a proposal with them for a Social Bite Academy to train homeless people with hospitality skills as well as looking at how we can help support their Festival of Kindness.

- Shelter - our team members from our four City brands will be taking part in the Sleep Walk for Shelter and All Bar One will be donating 50p from every festive burger sold over the Christmas period to the charity.

Alongside this central and brand-driven activity there are countless outlet-led and individual contributions to the community which take place every day - from sponsorship events to small acts of kindness. These place Mitchells & Butlers, its people and its pubs, bars and restaurants at the core of their communities, both serving and supporting them.

Our sustainability targets

Net Zero

We are committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2040 (scope 1, 2 and 3) - SBTi validated

Zero Waste

To landfill by 2030

50% Less

We’re aiming to cut food waste in half by 2030

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Gender Pay Gap

Find out more about how we’re creating job opportunities regardless of gender, building a culture that values differences and embraces them as strengths.

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Modern Slavery Statement

More than ever, we are aware of how important our people and communities are. Find out more about what we're doing to prioritise the well-being and safety of those working across our businesses.

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Animal Welfare

As a purchaser of meat, dairy and meat products, Animal welfare is vitally important to Mitchells & Butlers. Find out more about how we only work with suppliers who can demonstrate considerate management of good animal welfare practises back to farms.

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Careers With Us

We understand that you want a career that isn’t just about ‘clocking in’. You want to have fun, feel valued, enjoy what you do and get rewarded and recognised along the way. That’s what working for us is all about and much, much more.