The UK’s largest hospitality company, Whitbread, has begun powering its entire UK operations from 100 percent renewable energy sources.
The company serves more than 28 million customers every month and from 1st April it has been powering its operations using energy sourced from renewable sources. This includes nationally-known brands such as Costa Coffee and Premier Inn, where renewable energy is used to power 2,200 Costa Coffee stores and 68,000 Premier Inn rooms.
“As the UK’s largest hospitality brand, we have a responsibility and an opportunity to drive change within the industry which is why we have made this decision for the business” said James Pitcher, Whitbread’s Director of Sustainability. “Whitbread is committed to minimising its environmental impact and operating is a way that respects people and the planet and we hope this will be a landmark step in helping to set the industry standard”.
Whitbread PLC also owns restaurant brands, Beefeater, Brewers Fayre and Table Table and is ranked No 8 in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to Work For list.