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Sustainability

Responsibility targets and results

Responsible sourcing

2020 Target (Reset in April 2015)

Whitbread’s critical product commodities will be 100% accredited against robust standards 

2017/18 Performance

On track for our target. We have been working hard to meet our 2020 target to source our cotton, coffee, meat, fish, timber and palm oil to sustainable standards. For example, all our coffee is all Rainforest Alliance Certified, all wild caught fish is MSC certified and we have fully traceable cotton.

Cage Free Egg KPI reporting – July 2018

Carbon

2020 Target (Reset in April 2015)

Reduce carbon by 15% relative to sales turnover (against a new 2014/15 baseline) 

2017/18 Performance 

Reduced Carbon by 22.3%  

New Carbon Target set in 2017/18. This will replace to 2020 target above. 

2025 Target  

We will reduce our carbon emissions intensity by 50% by 2025

(Measured against a 2016/17 baseline)*

Water

2020 Target (Reset in April 2015)

Improve water efficiency, cubic meters per £million turnover, by 20% (against a new 2014/15 baseline) 

2017/18 Performance

Reduced water use by 2.1% relative to sales turnover.

Waste

2020 Target (Reset in April 2015)

Increase direct operations recycling rate to 80% across hotels, restaurants and coffee shops   ** Whitbread managed process waste, UCO, WEEE and Haz Waste  

2017/18 Performance  

67% of waste from direct operations is recycled.

Progress against target

In 2017/18, we diverted 99.3% from landfill and recycled 67% of Whitbread sites’ operational waste. 

Premier Inns, Restaurants and the Roastery sites diverted 100% of waste produced from landfill.[i] 

Plans to further increase this recycling figure include additional food waste reduction and collection measures, changes to packaging materials so more of them can be recycled and the use of backhauling to collect more recyclable waste from sites [i] 100% diversion from landfill for UK self-managed routine operational waste within Premier Inn and Restaurants since April 2017.

*Definition of intensity measure used; Science Based Carbon Target using sectorial decarbonisation approach (SDA). Whitbread’s activities fall with the Services/Commercial buildings sector of the SDA which uses an activity metric of m2 floor space.  The intensity measure is based on scope 1 and 2 market based emissions intensity.  The scope includes CO2 emissions in line with the GHG Protocol for all owned and operated Whitbread sites. It excludes Franchises and JVs where Whitbread has less than a 51% stake and therefore Whitbread does not have full operational control. The baseline year is 16/17, with targets for 2025 and 2050.

[i] 100% diversion from landfill for UK self-managed routine operational waste within Premier Inn and Restaurants since April 2017.