Whitbread announce industry-leading plastics pledge

Premier Inn owner Whitbread announces an industry-leading ambition to eliminate the use of unnecessary single-use plastics by 2025. To achieve the ambitious target Whitbread, which operates hundreds of restaurants in addition to the UK’s biggest hotel company, is carrying out a root and branch review of plastic and packaging across its supply chain.  To achieve its commitment, believed to be the most far-reaching in the hotel industry to date, it will work closely with its suppliers to forensically map out plastic usage and find alternatives to unnecessary single-use items. Whitbread…

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Whitbread announces science-based carbon target for Earth Day

To mark Earth Day last month, the UK’s largest hospitality company Whitbread is unveiling an industry-leading sustainability commitment which will see its carbon emissions intensity cut in half. The Premier Inn, Costa Coffee and restaurant chain owner is announcing it has set a science-based carbon target (SBT), putting it on course to reduce carbon emissions intensity by 50 per cent by 2025 and as much as 88 per cent by 2050. Whitbread becomes one of just a handful of hospitality companies worldwide to make the pledge and the move is…

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