Energy

Nando’s urges industry to talk more about sustainability

By Henry Unwin, Head of Sustainability, Nando’s Nando’s has been a member of the SRA since 2015 and is a founding member of their Groups and Chains working group. It’s great to be part of such an engaging and enthusiastic network, surrounded by individuals and businesses who are as passionate about sustainability as we are. …

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Ten top tips to re-open right on 4 July

By Tom Tanner In the introduction to Keeping workers and customers safe during COVID-19 in restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services it says they hope that the document, prepared by BEIS, businesses, unions, industry bodies will help you keep staff and customers safe, that the new distancing guidelines are practical. We’ve read and reviewed the …

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The Hidden Costs of Life Cycle Emissions

By Kathryn Adams, Lead Generation Manager, Ecotricity With the UN recently warning that we have just 12 years to limit the impacts of climate change – awareness of the importance of reducing our carbon footprint has never been greater.  So what steps can your business take to reduce its carbon footprint? For many restaurateurs, electricity …

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ODE to sustainable joy: How Devon restaurant won big at National Restaurant Awards

By Tom Tanner There aren’t too many chefs or restaurateurs boasting a fine-dining restaurant, beachside café and a pizzeria in their portfolio. Where Tim Bouget and his trio of ODE-truefood sites really stand out from the crowd, is that they have all blazed a sustainable trail ever since their first service. Sustainability was literally built …

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What defines your food footprint?

By Will Nicholson, Founder, IntoFood Food systems contribute at least 25% of man-made greenhouse gas emissions (1), are major consumers of available water (2), major causes of deforestation (3) and both terrestrial and marine biodiversity loss (4), and yet about a third of the food that we produce is never actually eaten (5). Added to …

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Sign up to Show the Love

By Caroline Grogan, Climate Coalition Could you imagine life without your morning cup of coffee? Or that wonderfully sweet and chocolatey dessert? We know we can’t, and we don’t imagine your customers could either, which is why we’re encouraging you to join The Climate Coalition this February to Show The Love for the foods—and all …

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New partnership means sustainability on tap

Born in the city, brewed in the country. That’s the story behind Freedom Brewery one of Britain’s most sustainable and largest independent beer makers, and we’re thrilled that we can now reveal them as a new partner of the SRA. Originally found in London, Freedom moved to its current home in the heart of rural …

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Sweet smell of sustainable success at Friends House

By Paul Grey, CEO of Friends House (London) Hospitality Ltd Friends House (London) Hospitality Ltd just celebrated its 10th anniversary! For the last decade, we have built the success of our company and its operations – event venue, café, restaurant and guest accommodation in London (opposite Euston Station) and Cumbria – around one core idea: …

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