Working towards a more sustainable future is something that all businesses must be engaging with. And we are no different.
We believe all businesses have a duty to decide what part they want to play in protecting the planet and helping to build a thriving future for their communities and the wider world.
Two-time Sustainable STARS Award winners, we first gained IIE Green Accreditation in 2016. We are enormously proud of our twenty-year strong partnership with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and continue to work on reducing our ecological footprint through multiple collaborations and projects. Including, most recently, supporting their appeal to help Protect Nottinghamshire’s Ancient Woodland.
It is our goal to empower our colleagues, customers and communities to lead greener lives. You can read more about our commitment to sustainability here. For more information about our latest trial with our electric van from Nottingham City Council, find out more here.
This page is dedicated to documenting our journey as we strive to become more and more sustainable on a day-to-day basis…
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Our Environmental Executive Freddie next to our new electric van!
Nottingham City Council’s Electric Van Experience (EVE) has allowed us to trial an electric van to assist our beer runs around the city.
Although we have always been interested in reducing our environmental impact (winning Visit Nottingham’s award for most ethical, responsible and sustainable business at the Nottinghamshire Hospitality STARS Awards two years on the trot 2018-9), we are currently remodelling our environmental plan to help reduce our impact on the planet.
As such, we are delighted with the opportunity to trial an electric van. Our hope is that EVE will help us understand how electric vehicles will work within our fleet.
EVE is a Transport Nottingham scheme which gives local businesses a chance to hire their electric vehicles.
With the governments ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2030, and our own city’s goal to be carbon neutral by 2028, this is more important than ever.
To begin with, this trial will see us using the EV to complete inner-city journeys. Although we can’t yet use electric vehicles on routes farther afield, stop-start journeys are often worse for the environment so this will still have a really positive impact.
We’re super excited to taking one more small step towards helping Nottingham become a leading sustainable city.