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Sustainability

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, the communities we are part of and the world around us. Split into three pillars, Opportunity, Community and Responsibility, we have made great progress so far but know there is lots of work to do and have set stretching targets to help us meet our goals.

Our most stretching targets

Net zero targets validated by

SBTi

Reducing water use per sleeper by 20% by

20 30

Cutting food waste
by 50% by

20 30

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Opportunity

No. 1

HOSPITALITY APPRENTICESHIP PROVIDER

14 years

AS TOP EMPLOYER

Opportunity is all about the people in our business, all 38,000 across the UK and Germany. This pillar aims to set our teams up for success through industry leading training and development, ensuring team member wellbeing is considered in everything we do, helping teams to feeling proud to work for Whitbread and championing inclusivity across the organisation and improving diversity.

Community

£ 24 m

RAISED FOR GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL CHILDREN’S CHARITY

259140

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.

Responsibility

54 .9%

REDUCTION IN CARBON EMISSIONS INTENSITY IN 6 YEARS

100 %

SUPPLIERS GIVEN SUSTAINABILITY RISK ASSESSMENT

The Responsibility pillar focuses on doing everything we can to support the world around us. Through driving down our carbon emissions and reducing waste, to 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 the right way.

 

Latest sustainability related press releases

25 Mar 2024 Property, Sustainability

Innovative subterranean hub by Premier Inn hotel to open at The Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury

207-bedroom hotel will be created within an underutilised, double-storey, subterranean car park beneath the Grade II listed residential and shopping centre building.

16 Nov 2023 Estate, Sustainability

Premier Inn Swindon Town Centre – winner of edie Built Environment Project of the Year Award

Whitbread’s new 195-bedroom Premier Inn hotel which is fully powered by renewable energy has been named the winner of the Edie Built Environment Project of the Year award. 

16 Oct 2023 Brand, Community, Estate, Sustainability

First all-electric Premier Inn hotel powered entirely by renewables opens in Swindon

The opening marks the first of a new generation of new-build Premier Inn hotels that will operate with 100% renewable energy.

1 Jun 2023 Brand, Sustainability

Whitbread gains SBTi validation and reinforces commitment to net zero with detailed transition plan

In conjunction with the release of its 2022/23 ESG Report, the owner of Premier Inn provides further details of its step-by-step approach to achieving its net zero goals and announces that its net zero target is now validated by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) (London, 01/06/23). Whitbread PLC, the UK’s

10 May 2023 Sustainability

Whitbread targets 20% reduction in water usage per guest by 2030

The ambitious goal exceeds UK government target for a 20% reduction of household water consumption by 2037

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