Premier Inn owner to check out ‘unnecessary’ single-use plastics by 2025

Whitbread is carrying out a review of plastic and packaging across its supply chain and intends to work closely with its suppliers to find alternatives to single-use items

Premier Inn checks in solar panels to 70 more sites

The new installations will have a total capacity of more than 1.6MW

Premier Inn owner aims to halve emissions by 2025

The hospitality chain has set a new goal with the Science Based Targets Initiative to cut its carbon emissions intensity

Premier Inn owner books self-supply retail water licence

The owner of brands such as Premier Inn, Costa Coffee and Beefeater has become the first hospitality multinational to be granted a self-supply licence in the new water market. With the opening of the retail water market earlier this year, eligible organisations can now self-supply and manage their own water retail services, such as meter […]

Beefeater owner cooks up 100% renewable energy

The owner of brands, such as Beefeater, Brewers Fayre and Table Table, has started powering its entire UK operations with 100% renewable energy. From 1st April, Whitbread brands, which also includes Costa Coffee and Premier Inn, have been sourcing their purchased electricity in the country from green projects. That includes 68,000 Premier Inn rooms and […]

Inn with the savings

Premier Inn expects to save around £280,000 every year, thanks to solar energy. Parent company Whitbread, which also owns Costa and Beefeater, said it has installed solar panels across 88 of the hotel sites in the UK. Covering 12% of the estate, they are expected to generate more than 1.3 million kWh of clean energy annually […]

FA among first to score 'world’s first’ international waste standard

The Football Association is among the first five organisations to win an international standard for waste reduction which launches today in the UK. The standard – claimed to be the world’s first – also includes a check on whether waste is being managed responsibly. Five UK businesses achieved the Carbon Trust Waste Standard following a […]

Costa coffee owner cuts its carbon

Ever think about how much carbon goes into making your coffee? It’s a question the owner of the Costa coffee chain has thought about – and it says it has saved more than 1500 tonnes of CO2 in 2011. Whitbread, the UK’s largest hotel and restaurant group, cut the same amount of carbon as taking […]