We are committed to minimising our environmental impact and we have acted to address waste, energy consumption, use of plastics and packaging, water usage and the sustainability of our supply chains in our brands.
In line with legislative requirements, we continually work to improve the environmental and social footprints of our brands and engage with new industry-wide and global targets and initiatives.
Hostmore is a member of the Zero Carbon Forum, which supports the hospitality sector in achieving carbon net zero targets.
We have achieved 100% zero waste to landfill, and we encourage suppliers to dispose of waste in a way that has a minimal impact on the environment. All of our waste oil recycled into bio diesel.
Our ‘Green Mission’ is initially targeting energy consumption and driving behavioural change at site level to reduce energy usage. Each site is currently promoting a green co-ordinator role to support this initiative. We have also switched to using an accredited green energy supply and we are upgrading our restaurants to use LED lighting and signage.
Plastics and Packaging
We have eliminated the use of plastic straws, and we are actively working with our suppliers to reduce their use of plastics and packaging. In April 2021, Fridays relaunched its famous red and white stripes uniform with new polo shirts made entirely from 100% recycled plastic.
We introduced specially designed technology to reduce water consumption and we are currently trialling tap technology that will reduce water consumption by at least 10%.
Sustainability in our Supply Chain
We understand that our supply chains and operations have an impact economically, environmentally and socially.
We recognise our responsibility to work closely with our suppliers to ensure any adverse impacts are kept to a minimum, and that the sourcing of our products and ingredients is carried out in a sustainable way to safeguard natural resources, communities and the environment for the future.
We use responsibly sourced palm oil, soy, cocoa and sugar.
We are committed to animal welfare and have signed up to the Better Chicken Commitment, a leading set of welfare standards in the UK. Fridays achieved the Good Egg Award in 2019 for its commitment to removing all caged hen eggs from its products and we will source 100% of eggs from cage-free hens by the end of 2021.
Our suppliers are required to:
Be members of SEDEX (Suppler Ethical Data Exchange), a collaborative platform for companies to share ethical supply chain data
Source 100% RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) certified products
Comply with our sustainable soy policy
Source from sustainable fisheries that are independently approved by the Marine Stewardship Council
Comply with UK and EU animal welfare legislation
We are also working with our suppliers to reduce usage of plastics and packaging.
Regular monitoring is implemented to ensure products are sourced in a sustainable way..
We are focused on quality, provenance and, where possible, supporting UK producers. Fridays recently replaced its international beef suppliers with Scottish Quality Assured Beef, British and Irish Beef. Our burgers are now 100% British beef and Red Tractor approved.
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