The UK’s largest hospitality company Whitbread has pledged to reach Net Zero carbon emissions by 2040 – the first UK hotel chain to publicly commit to doing so.
We believe we have a responsibility to help people live and work well. Our sustainability programme, ‘Force for Good’ aims to ensure we have a positive impact on all of our stakeholders and the world around us. Split into three pillars; opportunity, community and responsibility, we’ve made great progress so far and have set long-term strategic targets to continue on our journey.
Our most stretching targets
Net zero by
Eliminating unnecessary single-use plastic by
Cutting food waste
by 50% by
HOSPITALITY APPRENTICESHIP PROVIDER
AS TOP EMPLOYER
Opportunity is all about the people in our business, all 29,000 of us up and down the UK and Germany. Our opportunity pillar aims to set our teams up for success through industry leading training and development, feel proud to work for Whitbread and feel part of a supported, inclusive and diverse workforce.
£ 18 m
RAISED FOR GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL CHILDREN’S CHARITY
MEALS DONATED TO CHARITY PARTNERS
It’s crucial that we go above and beyond for the communities we are a part of. The community pillar of our strategy focuses on giving back, whether it’s through volunteering, fundraising or making sure we’re responsible for the wellbeing of our guests through a great night’s sleep and providing healthy and delicious food.
REDUCTION IN CARBON EMISSIONS IN 3 YEARS
SUPPLIERS GIVEN SUSTAINABILITY RISK ASSESSMENT
The Responsibility pillar of Force for Good focuses on doing everything we can to support the world around us. Through driving down our emissions to support global efforts against climate change, collaborating with global supply chains to respect the human rights of workers and making sure our company policies ensure robust governance, we have a responsibility to do business in the right way.
We set key targets and goals under each of these workstreams and you can find out more here
Latest sustainability related press releases
Premier Inn to roll out high-powered GeniePoint electric charging at hundreds of locations across the UK.
New hotels in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Thurso and Hamilton will open ahead of what Whitbread expects will be a popular year for domestic tourism.
For the first-time ever Premier Inn has created a master key to its hotels across the UK for the exclusive use of Father Christmas delivering presents on December 24.
Whitbread, today on Giving Tuesday (01 Dec) reveals it has diverted surplus food equivalent to over half a million meals to charity in 2020 as part of its longstanding Force for Good sustainability programme.