The UK hospitality industry targets a net zero by 2040

Monday, October 17, 2022

The council's leadership has unveiled its "essential" programme to lead the sector to net zero by 2040.

The strategy, which was launched at a seminar in London on the 12 October, involved 10 pledges in four key areas: waste, supply chain, qualifications and biodiversity.

This initiative is part of a wider initiative to help start-Us, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to turn their hospitality into a leader in sustainable development.

"Hospitality has been swift to embrace and accelerate sustainable practices in recent years but we're entering a crucial phase in dealing with climate change, which makes our new sustainability commitment vitally important if we're to deliver on 2040 net-zero aims for the sector," said UKHospitality boss Kate Nicholls.

A guide on environmental sustainability for the hospitality sector was unveiled in a presentation by Tim Doubleday, MD, CFO for Burger King UK.