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2018 Footprint Awards Shortlist of Sustainability Elite Announced

The shortlist for Footprint Awards is announced, revealing the foodservice and hospitality sector’s leading responsible business initiatives. Footprint Awards remains the only initiative to honour the achievements of companies in the area of sustainability and responsible business practice in the out of home sector and its supply chain. These awards are open to organisations at…
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Greene King claims first with zero waste target

Greene King is claiming a pub industry first by setting a target of sending zero waste to landfill by 2020. The pub retailer and brewer said the target formed part of its partnership with waste management company SWR, through which it has pledged to reduce landfill waste across its entire managed estate. One year on…
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Greene King leads charge to supply own water

Greene King is aiming to drive efficiencies in water usage after applying to become the first non-domestic customer to provide its own water retail services. Regulator Ofwat confirmed this week that the brewer, which operates around 3,000 pubs, restaurants and hotels across the UK, has applied for a water supply licence and sewerage licence, with…
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Sausages with a side order of stationery

Delivering post with the potatoes and backhauling waste to maximise the final mile. It’s logistics in a logical world. Amy Fetzer reports. First it is the food order, another doorbell signals some stationery, whilst the next interruption is for empties. And so it goes on. Deliveries and collections can be disruptive, interrupting the flow of…
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NLW and Brexit create workforce headaches

More than half (54%) of Britain’s pub and restaurant groups believe the national living wage (NLW) is a positive change for the eating- and drinking-out market. However, 53% said it would have a negative impact on their own business. Moving from the new rate of £7.20 per hour (introduced back in April) to £9 per…
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Foodservice wins praise for welfare commitments

The issue of farm animal welfare may have reached a significant tipping point after the number of foodservice businesses achieving a Compassion in World Farming Good Farm Animal Welfare Award doubled in the past year. The awards recognise the work of leading food businesses to improve animal welfare standards and cover commitments such as using…
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