BBPA launches website to track sector’s sustainability journey

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Sustainable sector: BBPA has launched a website to track the industry's journey to net-zero (Getty/ Galeanu Mihai)
Sustainable sector: BBPA has launched a website to track the industry's journey to net-zero (Getty/ Galeanu Mihai)

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The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has launched a new website, ‘Brewing Green’, to showcase its members’ efforts to reduce the sector’s environmental footprint.

BrewingGreen.org​ contains more than 35 case studies from UK brewers, pub operators and supply chain companies explaining in detail and with illustrations the measures they are taking to combat climate change and help the sector along its pathway to net-zero. 

BBPA chief executive Emma McClarkin said: “I am delighted to launch our latest version of Brewing Green in its new web-based format. By visiting www.BrewingGreen.org​, stakeholders can follow our sectors journey as it strives to reach net zero”. 

The website reinforces the sector’s commitments to reducing its environmental impact, and features some of the largest initiative say UK brewers and pub operators, including Greene King, Heineken, St Austell and Asahi. 

Showcasing sustainability

Initiatives from companies linked with the brewery and pub supply chains, such as raw material and ingredients suppliers, are also included.  

The website also includes details on both Hospitality and Brewing roadmaps to net zero. It will be updated on a regular basis to feature new initiatives and follow the sector’s journey to reach its net-zero goal 

“Our sector has a proven history of environmental leadership and vision and which now extends to its ambitions to reach net zero ahead of the UK Government 2050 target,” said McClarkin. 

Industry-wide effort

She added: “Having this website is a great platform for us to showcase the many exciting initiatives our members are doing in the sustainability space”. 

Sustainability efforts taken by companies include on-site waste management and recycling of cooking oil into bio-diesel at Greene King, and use of renewable energy and carbon reporting at St Austell. 

There are also a number of organisations working towards making hospitality sustainable: UK Hospitality has partnered with Hospitality Carbon Reduction forum is focused on moving hospitality towards carbon net-zero and the Waste and Resources Action Programme, which aims to make food and drink production more sustainable. 

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