BII partners with Zero Carbon Forum

By Gary Lloyd

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Partnership forged: The BII has joined with the Zero Carbon Forum as part of its Sustainability Champion Award, which is backed by Sky Business
Partnership forged: The BII has joined with the Zero Carbon Forum as part of its Sustainability Champion Award, which is backed by Sky Business

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The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) has partnered with Zero Carbon Forum to support pubs on their sustainability journey as part of the BII’s recently launched Sustainability Champion Award.

The award will be presented to deserving pubs and their teams, which have demonstrated exceptional leadership, innovation and dedication in implementing sustainable practices. This includes initiatives related to energy conservation, waste reduction, responsible sourcing and community engagement. The award is supported by Sky Business.

Zero Carbon Forum, a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping hospitality and brewing reach net zero at pace, will be providing BII members with access to the Carbon Calculator and toolkit.

The Carbon Calculator and toolkit was developed with funding from the forum, Sky, UKHospitality, the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and Brewer’s Company.

Achievable actions to reduce emissions

It enables hospitality operators and brewers to calculate their carbon footprint and identify achievable key actions to reduce emissions while improving efficiency and sustainability.

Mark Chapman, CEO and founder of the Zero Carbon Forum said: “It’s fantastic to see the BII launch this important award, recognising the work pubs are already doing to implement sustainable practices across their businesses. 

“The extreme temperatures we’re experiencing highlights that the effects of climate change are happening now.

“Rapid reductions in carbon emissions are critical to maintaining a habitable planet and as food and drink creates over a third of emissions, our customers and employees expect us to take action.”

Huge importance

Chapman continued: “We welcome any BII members who want to join the forum to go further through setting net zero targets and accessing all the support they need to get there with individual and collaborative initiatives.”

BII CEO Steve Alton added: “We are delighted to have the support from Mark and the whole team at Zero Carbon Forum, providing our members with access to invaluable resources to enable them to deliver sustainable practices and reduce their carbon footprint.

“Our members recognise the huge importance of building a sustainable future, with many already having made positive changes in their businesses, this additional support will help them to further evolve their approach.”

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