Fuller’s signs up to the Hospitality Industry's Net Zero Roadmap
As the impacts of climate change unfold, the time for talk is over. The hospitality industry is taking action, united under a meaningful, practical plan to reduce, then eliminate our carbon footprint.
Last month, Fuller’s signed up to the Hospitality Industry's Net Zero Roadmap alongside the likes of Brew Dog, Marston’s, Mitchells & Butlers and Revolution Bars. This means reducing direct company and indirect supply chain greenhouse gas emissions as far as possible, and any residual emissions will need to be offset by planting trees or regrowing seagrasses that absorb carbon emissions.
The roadmap requires businesses to reach net-zero for their Scope 1 and Scope 2 (which covers all direct company emissions) by 2030, and net-zero for their Scope 3 (supply chain) emissions by 2040. Scope 3 emissions notably account for 60% of the sector’s overall carbon footprint.
The Zero Carbon Forum
The Zero Carbon Forum is a non-profit organisation, empowering members to reach sustainability targets with more speed, efficiency and profit as a united effort. With defined roadmaps backed by peers, government, and leading sustainability experts.
The initiative is being funded by the forum’s 27 members and is backed by UK Hospitality and the British Beer and Pub Association. The roadmap has been driven by The Zero Carbon Forum and is designed to provide the hospitality sector with guidance on the steps they can take to decarbonise their businesses and set net zero strategies.
“This is not just an aspiration, we are now committed to Net Zero by 2030 for company emissions and 2040 for supply chain emissions. There are other things Fuller’s has signed up for independently that will reduce our carbon footprint immediately - for example we’ve now switched our energy usage in the pubs and Pier House to 100% renewable sources.” - Simon Emeny, Chief Executive
“Climate change is the most significant challenge facing the world today. Fuller’s commitment to achieve Net Zero by 2030 for our company emissions and 2040 across our supply chain is an important step on our journey to reduce our contribution to the climate crisis. We are proud to work with the Net Zero Carbon Forum and its members to drive climate action across the hospitality sector and collaborate on this important issue that we all have a responsibility to tackle.” - Ollie Rosevear, Head of Sustainability at Fuller's