UKH held its sustainability seminar yesterday (Wednesday 11 October) and saw the publication of an update to its sustainability commitment, launched last year.
UKH chief executive Kate Nicholls said: “The seminar was all about showcasing the fantastic work that is already happening across hospitality and providing the sector with expert insight and advice on what they should be thinking about next in their net zero work.
“Hospitality’s net zero ambitions can bring huge opportunities for the sector as well as challenge to be navigated and huge progress has been made already.
“I’m pleased we’ve been able to set all that out in one broad update and that work will remain one of our key priorities in the years ahead.”
At the seminar, Kate Nicholls said it would have been an “unmitigated disaster” if the Deposit Return Scheme had been implemented.
She added: “We need a UK-wide scheme. We are not opposed to this kind of legislation, it just needs to be done in a smarter and more coherent way.”
The trade body boss highlighted how understanding your carbon footprint was the first step for any business to reduce their emissions.
She added: “I’m delighted our carbon calculator has helped so many operators do just that. “Being able to offer a starting point businesses can trust is reliable and relevant for their sector is so important and has clearly contributed to the success so far of our carbon calculator.
“Working with expert partners like the Zero Carbon Forum and Sky Zero only enhances our offering to hospitality businesses and I’d like to thank them for their continued support.”