Environment

We embrace our responsibility for protecting the natural environment and are taking significant steps towards reducing our carbon footprint.

The Rank Group will minimise the impact of our operations on the Earth’s natural environment; and where possible promote ‘Green’ behaviours to our customers, suppliers and our employees.

Why this is important

It is important for our customers and our people – many of the people who enjoy our brands or work within the brand teams care passionately about the environment. Because ‘green living’ is important to them, it has to be important to us. By involving our customers and our people in our environmental programme, we build their pride in our brands and forge stronger relationships.

It is important for our investors – we believe that good environmental practice makes good business sense. By cutting out waste and reducing energy consumption we are improving both our environmental performance and our profit performance.

Progress

During 2012/13, we made further improvements to the way that our business activities interacted with the natural environment.

We achieved our target to reduce our Carbon Footprint by 12,000 tonnes by December 2012. This was achieved by the introduction of higher efficiency lighting, new environmental controls, improved landfill diversion and a programme of staff engagement.

In the CRC league table we came 77th and in the Hotel, Hospitality and Leisure sector we came a creditable 5th.

A new target has been set to reduce our like-for-like gas and electricity consumption by 10% and increase the level of landfill diverted to 85% by the end of June 2015.

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