A new partnership with washroom specialists PHS will see technology fitted in pub washrooms across its managed operations portfolio, which will result in saving a substantial amount of water by reducing hygiene flushes.
Ei Group commercial director Paul Harbottle said: “It’s important to us that we undertake initiatives that reduce our environmental impact and ensure we’re running a more eco-friendly and sustainable operation.
“Reducing water usage in our pub washrooms is a fantastic step forward environmentally, and it will achieve significant savings financially too.”
An ongoing drive
The move is part of an ongoing drive to improve sustainability across the business.
In November, the pubco launched an energy saving scheme, Pub Energy, which saved one of its publicans £14,000 on gas and electric bills.
It also comes as part of a goal to reduce its carbon footprint following the recent development of installing free-to-use charging points for electric vehicles at the company’s Pub Support Centre and at selected managed sites.
Other initiatives include a cooking oil recycling scheme with Booker which has, to date, seen 380,000 litres of oil returned to Booker for recycling, while 95% of waste across the managed pub estate is being recycled.
Savings are also being achieved from upgraded LED lighting, heating controls and cellar pumps.
PHS strategic business development manager Liam Greenall said: “We are delighted to be embarking on a new partnership with Ei Group and we look forward to helping them use water more efficiently across their business to save energy and money, while also delivering on commitments to cut wastage.
“True partnership is about understanding your customer’s business, what they are trying to achieve and knowing how you can help them to achieve it.
“Our objective is always to make sure that we’re achieving true net benefit for our customers and adding value with everything that we do.”