Admiral Taverns has pledged an initial investment of £1 million to boost the energy efficiency of more than 450 pubs across the country.
The community pub group has announced its five-year roadmap, which aims to reduce carbon emissions across all areas of its business based around five core pillars: energy and water, buildings, packaging and waste, product sourcing and people, social and community.
Admiral, which runs more than 1,600 pubs, has identified cellar management systems and fridge managers as two of the most effective measures to help preserve energy, with the potential to save 1,586 tonnes of carbon per year.
Cellar managers are expected to help save around 30% of energy needed to cool cellars and fridge managers around 33% of the energy used to power bottle fridges.
Andrew Hallam, Head of Property at Admiral Taverns said: “We’re proud to launch our sustainability roadmap and are committed to making sure sustainability is at the core what we do. At Admiral, we pride ourselves on supporting our licensees and this £1 million will target the most energy inefficient pubs, reducing both their costs and our carbon emissions. Our pubs are the cornerstone of the communities – reducing the energy usage will ensure they can continue to thrive in the long term.
“Sustainability is of the upmost importance to us and over the next five years, our future areas of focus will include water, waste, product sourcing and the community. We are working with energy expert, Hospitality Energy Saving and Sustainability, to ensure our sustainability plans offer the highest decrease in energy costs. Reducing our environmental impact is key to the long term sustainability of Admiral’s business.”