Industry pledge to help operators save costs in crisis 

In a bid to help hospitality in a time of crisis due to increasing energy costs, the not for profit Zero Carbon Forum is offering free energy saving guidance from its Save While You Sleep initiative to help enable operators to reduce their power usage overnight to cut costs and carbon.   The programme was officially launched in July following member trials, which have realised energy savings per outlet worth £6,000 per annum (at 2021 market rates). It works by combining energy and carbon analytics with operational training and ongoing coaching. Existing…

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Zero Carbon Forum appoints Bob Gordon as new Forum Director

The Zero Carbon Forum announces the appointment of Bob Gordon as its new Forum Director. Bob’s remit is to grow the Forum’s membership and services, to further accelerate the sector’s transition to net zero. The non-profit, collaborative action group is dedicated to empowering hospitality to achieve net zero emissions at pace and currently has 35 of the UK’s leading restaurants, pubs and breweries as members including Burger King UK, Nando’s UK and IRE, and Fridays. A passionate and experienced environmentalist, Bob joins the team with over 15 years’ experience working…

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Zero Carbon Forum members tackle the mounting energy crisis and deliver carbon reduction with ‘Save While you Sleep’ initiative

With energy prices predicted to continue to rocket across all sectors, the social enterprise and forum founder, Zero Carbon Services, recently officially launched its ‘Save While you Sleep’ programme to help hospitality reduce costs, recover lost profits and cut carbon overnight.  Côte and Stonegate Group are the latest organisations to sign up to the programme, which has been trialling with some Zero Carbon Forum members since last year, including: Fridays, Burger King and McMullens. Trials have realised energy savings worth £6,000 and avoided 8 tonnes of CO2, per outlet, being emitted; the same…

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One of London’s largest hotel owner operators, PPHE Hotel Group, joins Zero Carbon Forum to help supercharge its zero-carbon strategy for 2022

PPHE Hotel Group, an international hospitality real estate company, which operates the Park Plaza hotel brand in Europe, has taken another significant step towards achieving its net zero status by joining forces with Zero Carbon Forum.   Zero Carbon Forum is a non-profit organisation, empowering members to reach sustainability targets with greater speed, efficiency, and profit as a united effort. With defined roadmaps backed by peers, government, and leading sustainability experts — together it helps hospitality organisations, of all sizes, progress at pace to a net zero future.   Now with close…

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Fighting climate change through food and drink: hospitality and brewing industries unite to cut carbon by launching new Carbon Calculator and Toolkit

Following the publication in November last year of the industry’s roadmap to net zero, the Zero Carbon Forum has launched the Hospitality & Brewing Carbon Calculator and Toolkit (see links reference below) developed in collaboration with UKHospitality, BBPA, and powered by Sky. The toolkit enables hospitality operators and brewers to calculate their carbon footprint and identify achievable key actions to reduce emissions. To support the accuracy of footprint calculations and easy-to-use actions, operators can choose from the groupings of pubs, hotels, restaurants, QSR, brewers, contract catering, nightclubs  and visitor attractions…

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