The company encourages measures which promote recycling and reduced energy consumption. It is the company’s policy to:
- minimise the extent of the environmental impact, where reasonably practicable.
- conserve energy through minimising consumption and maximising efficiency.
- promote efficient purchasing which will both minimise waste and allow materials to be recycled.
- adopt efficient waste-management strategies which reduce the amount of waste going to landfill or other disposal sites.
- seek to minimise any emissions or effluents which may cause environmental damage.
The company recognises that energy consumption is unavoidable, but understands that we have a responsibility for those resources which we use and that good environmental management is an essential part of being a responsible business.
From March 2014, ISTA introduced a weekly carbon emissions report for each pub, detailing the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted by each pub, through energy usage and waste disposal, as well as the CO2 emission reduction through recycling. We also comply with the government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme, which started in April 2010.
The company also aims to ensure that, when new pubs are developed or current ones upgraded, equipment and processes are introduced to minimise ongoing energy consumption.
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
The table below show the company’s annual CO2 emissions
GHG Emissions Unit Quantity
Scope 1 Tonnes CO2e 52,510
Scope 2 Tonnes CO2e 170,048
Intensity Tonnes CO2e / £m revenue 147.0
- Conversion factors for electricity and gas are those published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
- Reported data is in respect of the year ended 31 March 2015, to align with the period under which carbon emissions are reported.
- Scope 1 emissions result from the combustion of gas, scope 2 emissions result from the purchase of electricity.
- Refrigerant emissions from our pubs are not reported, as they are immaterial.
Sustainability – reduce, reuse, recycle
The company aims to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and other disposal sites, through a combination of packaging reduction, reusing packaging and the recycling of waste products.
The company continues to work with suppliers to reduce packaging materials brought into pubs. This leads to fewer deliveries and reduces the number of road miles required.
Where possible, unwanted equipment is transferred among pubs by our distribution fleet, so that it can be used elsewhere.
The company has a dedicated supply chain for its food, bottled drinks and non-consumable products, so that material can be returned to the company’s recycling operation, reducing the required number of road miles.
During the financial year 2014/15, the pubs segregated and returned 9,697 tonnes of recyclables to our distribution centre, an increase of 5.7% (524 tonnes) on the previous year. This included 5,623 tonnes of cardboard and paper, 3,299 tonnes of cooking oil, 547 tonnes of plastic, 38 tonnes of aluminium, and 190 tonnes of steel.
Our supply chain
Roll cages, used to deliver products to our pubs, have been redesigned to reduce the noise created during deliveries.