We recognise the importance of minimising our impact on the environment wherever possible and for that reason we have implemented a number of efficiencies in partnership with our suppliers to help us along the way.
- Five electric car charging points at the Pub Support Centre
- Oil recycling initiative with Booker has returned £77,000 in cashback to publicans in exchange for 380,000 litres of oil
- Consistently recycling over 95% of waste across our managed estate
Pub Support Centre
In 2017 we embarked on and completed a major refurbishment of our Pub Support Centre facility. An important part of the project was to harness solutions for reduction in energy costs and emissions so LED lighting and a high efficiency heat recovery VRF system were installed along with more efficient computers and monitors. We have also now installed five electric charging points in our car park at the Pub Support Centre and we’ve also committed to installing charging points at selected managed sites across the UK in the future.
Over the last couple of years, we have continued to monitor savings achieved from upgraded LED lighting, heating controls and cellar pumps. From the learnings, we have undertaken work on a further eight Bermondsey sites and we will continue to work on our investments where the payback periods are demonstratively beneficial. We have taken these learnings and replicated them across our Craft Union sites.
Where possible we have smart meters in our managed houses and use regular readings to identify and mitigate any issues and we’ve also reduced our waste in our managed estate, consistently recycling over 95% of all waste created. We also work closely with our delivery partners to ensure their processes are focussed on efficiency to reduce costs, road mileage and fuel consumption.