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Restaurant Associates announces 'outstanding reduction' in emissions from animal proteins

7th Mar 2023 - 09:06
Restaurant Associates, the premium hospitality arm of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has reported a 36.11% absolute reduction in emissions from animal proteins following their first 18 months of targeted climate action, equating to a reduction of 88,388 tCO2e for the business.

This achievement has contributed to a ‘significant’ 187,084 tCO2e absolute reduction in emissions (-20.37%) reported in the wider business’s food and drink emissions alone (Scope 3, Category 1) between FY19 (baseline year) and FY22.

A spokesperson for Restaurant Associates said: “Animal proteins are a key carbon hotspot for us (20.58% of our FY19 baseline footprint) and the positive outcome achieved in this area is the combined impact of significant reductions achieved in emissions-intensive subcategories such as dairy and cheese (-46.64%) and meat (-28.39%).

“The importance of successfully targeting animal proteins is underlined by evidence shared in the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on the substantial decreases in greenhouse gas emissions possible through a shift to plant-based diets.”

Read the full report here.

Written by
Edward Waddell