Since day one we have challenged ourselves to lead the industry on climate change, and are always looking for news ways to ensure that we have as low an environmental impact as possible.
In 2016, we went carbon neutral! To do this we had to take things one step further than any other restaurant group, and offset our unavoidable energy usage by purchasing renewable electricity to give us a net zero carbon footprint. This means that we are now carbon neutral in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol.
We continue to find ways to improve our sustainability in our sites and have introduced measures such as utilising the heat energy created by fridges and freezers to heat the restaurants’ hot water, installing demand driven ventilation systems and motion sensor lighting, and installing flow controllers in all plumbing
We also support the Improved Mexican Cookstove project, donating funds that make efficient cookstoves for low-income households in some of the poorest rural states in Mexico. In addition to reducing fuel use by as much as 58%, the new stoves reduce exposure to harmful indoor air pollution – the fourth biggest risk factor for disease in developing countries, particularly for women and children.