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Two woman wearing sunglasses are drinking in the sun. In the background, a man drinks a beer.

Respect for the planet

Our sustainability strategy is designed to reduce the negative impact our operations have on the environment.

A new way of operating which can begin to give back to nature

Respect for the planet means identifying ways to reduce the negative impact our operations have on the environment. We are committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and have set an ambitious target to be Net Zero by 2040. We are working hard to reduce the amount of waste we produce whilst increasing recycling rates, and to improve the efficiency of our buildings.

Making every moment matter

Making every moment matter

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"13: Climate Action" is written in bold, white writing on a dark green background. Below it is a white eye shape with the world in the place of the eye.
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We’re working hard to reduce emissions

To lower our scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions, we are dedicated to reducing the consumption of energy within our businesses, along with developing a programme of investment to enhance the efficiency of both our buildings and equipment. In addition to focusing on this, we have collaborated with our energy providers to ensure that 100% of the electricity we use is generated from renewable sources.

Food purchases represent the largest single contributor

The food we sell is the largest contributor to our greenhouse gas footprint. This is common in restaurants and catering companies, reinforcing the importance of understanding the environmental impact of the food we serve. Emission reduction forms an important part of our food procurement strategy, alongside animal welfare, nutrition and biodiversity.

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Reducing waste is a critical element

Waste reduction is the second critical element of our sustainability plan, and we are dedicated to reaching zero operational waste to landfill by 2030. To underpin this target and reduce our impact on the environment, we have set a recycling rate ambition of 80% over the same time period. As of April 2022, we divert 96% of operation waste from landfill and recycle 56% of our overall operational waste.

Our sustainability targets

Net Zero

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

Zero Operational Waste

To landfill by 2030

50% Less Food Waste

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.