Westbury Street Holdings (WSH) and the UK’s largest pub company Stonegate Group have announced they have signed up to the Zero Carbon Forum, an initiative aimed at helping the hospitality sector achieve net zero emissions.
First launched in December 2020, with the latest additions the non-profit now convenes 27 businesses across the hospitality sector, including pubs, bars, restaurants, cafes, caterers and food-to-go outlets.
This follows after WSH signed a “landmark pledge” in June to join the UN race to zero. WSH’s brands include BaxterStory, Benugo and Caterlink.
Mike Hanson, director of sustainable business across WSH, said: “I am delighted to announce that we have formally joined the Zero Carbon Forum, a collaborative programme across the hospitality industry, to deliver a roadmap to net-zero.”
Stonegate Group manages and owns more than 4,500 sites across the UK, with owned brands including Be at One, Slug & Lettuce, Walkabout, Craft Union and Vixen Pub Company.
Spencer Bloomberg, director of risk at Stonegate Group, said: “We’re committed to reducing energy consumption and our carbon footprint. The Forum represents power and knowledge in numbers, and we look forward to sharing and learning best practices from fellow industry Forum members.
Mark Chapman, founder and CEO of the Zero Carbon Forum, said: “We’re thrilled that these collective industry powerhouses have joined the Zero Carbon Forum.
“With the backing and collaborative action of our members and industry trade associations, UK Hospitality and the British Beer and Pub Association, we will deliver on our objectives, and achieve decarbonisation”.