Publican Awards Best Sustainable Pub Company winner, sponsored by Sky Business: Greene King

By The Morning Advertiser

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Publican Awards 2024 Best Sustainable Pub Company winner

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Greene King blew the judges away in terms of its green credentials.

In recent years, the pub company has made waves in changing the company culture and within this, it concentrates on ‘Greene King for Good’ – its environmental, social and governance programme.

The business has invested heavily into the installation of voltage optimisation technology, aiming to regulate the incoming power supply by reducing the voltage provided to the optimum level, reducing the pub’s energy usage and therefore, also cutting the associated costs and carbon.

Across its managed pubs, breweries and depots, the business has reached Carbon Trust’s Zero Waste to Landfill standard.

Great strides

Furthermore, as a signatory of the Courtauld Commitment to reduce food waste by 50% by 2030, Greene King distributes good quality food to foodbanks and through Too Good To Go alongside recycling remaining food waste into energy that feeds back into the national grid.

It is also making great strides at reducing food waste through technology solutions in its development kitchen, before food even reaches the pubs.

Putting the environment and social considerations is at the heart of every decision made and the company is introducing electric vehicle charging stations in pub car parks, adding greater biodiversity into its garden spaces while reducing packaging and phasing out single-use plastics.

Supplier support

Greene King puts a huge focus on having conversations with suppliers in a bid to reduce scope three emissions and as part of this, last year it launched a new platform to boost supplier engagement on all aspects of environmental, social and governance and build collaboration and innovation in the wider sector to reach net zero.

In 2022, the business committed to setting near term greenhouse gas reduction targets and a carbon net zero target of 2040.

Greene King is making great strides in reducing the impact is has on the planet, showing that being more environmentally sustainable is being taken seriously at every step.

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