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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 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

20 40

Eliminating unnecessary single-use plastic by

20 25

Cutting food waste
by 50% by

20 30

Sust Info 1

Opportunity

No. 1

HOSPITALITY APPRENTICESHIP PROVIDER

11 years

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.

Community

£ 19 m

RAISED FOR GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL CHILDREN’S CHARITY

500000

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

61 %

REDUCTION IN CARBON EMISSIONS IN 4 YEARS

100 %

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

29 Oct 2021 Sustainability

Whitbread signs up to Race to Zero

Move the latest in a run of sustainability-firsts. The UK’s biggest hospitality company is joining the largest ever global alliance committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the latest, backed with science-based targets.

25 Jun 2021 Sustainability

First patients welcomed to brand new, specialist centre for children with sight and hearing loss

Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) welcomes its first patients to the new Sight and Sound Centre supported by Premier Inn, the UK’s first dedicated medical facility for children with sight and hearing loss.

28 Apr 2021 Brand, Sustainability

Whitbread and Lifetime Training Win The 2021 Learning Excellence Awards

Whitbread and Lifetime Training have been named winners of the Learning Excellence Award for 2021. Lifetime and Whitbread entered the awards with their response to continuing to deliver exceptional apprenticeship training amidst the pandemic.

22 Apr 2021 Brand, Sustainability

Whitbread announces Net Zero carbon target on Earth Day 10 years ahead of previous commitment

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.

26 Jan 2021 Brand, Sustainability

It’s electrifying! We’re Plugged Inn

Premier Inn to roll out high-powered GeniePoint electric charging at hundreds of locations across the UK.

See more SUSTAINABILITY press releases in the media section

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