UKHospitality reveals carbon calculator success

UKHospitality's (UKH) carbon calculator, in partnership with Sky Zero and Zero Carbon Forum (ZCF), has seen over 375 companies operating across 4,738 sites actively looking to understand their emissions – and how to reduce them. 

Unveiled at its annual sustainability seminar yesterday (11 October), the figures demonstrate the success of the calculator and the partnership between UKH, Sky Zero and ZCF. 

UKH chief executive Kate Nicholls says: "Understanding your carbon footprint is the first step for any business to begin to reduce their emissions and I'm delighted our carbon calculator has helped so many operators do just that. 

"Being able to offer a starting point that businesses can trust is reliable and relevant for their sector is so important and has clearly contributed to the success so far of our carbon calculator. 

"Working with expert partners like ZCF and Sky Zero only enhances our offering to hospitality businesses and I'd like to thank them for their continued support."

UKH's sustainability seminar saw the publication of an update to its sustainability commitment, which was launched last year. The update highlights important work, including working with the government to improve upcoming regulation to best work for the sector and embedding sustainability in new hospitality training programmes. 

The event also featured hospitality leaders who are excelling in their sustainability efforts, explored the collaborative work taking place throughout the supply chain and discussed what the future has in store for the sector. 

"This seminar is all about showcasing the fantastic work that is already happening across hospitality and providing the sector with expert insight and advice on what they should be thinking about next in their net zero work," adds Nicholls.

"Hospitality's net zero ambitions can bring huge opportunities for the sector, as well as challenges to be navigated, and huge progress has been made already. I'm pleased that we've been able to set all that out in one broad update and that work will remain one of our key priorities in the year ahead."

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