The largest hospitality group in the province has taken a significant step towards reducing its carbon footprint by agreeing a £500,000 renewable electricity contract with 3T Power.
The clean energy transition has been rolled out across the group’s portfolio including the flagship Merchant Hotel, Bullitt Belfast and Little Wing pizza chain, with all venues now using 100% renewable electricity, generated by wind farms in Northern Ireland.
The move is the latest one of several eco-friendly initiatives the group has introduced to increase its ‘green’ credentials including working towards a zero waste to landfill policy across all its venues, the introduction of bio-degradable straws across the entire group, fully compostable takeaway and coffee cups in Bullitt Belfast and Little Wing Pizzeria and fully compostable takeaway containers in The Dirty Onion.
“As the largest hospitality group in Northern Ireland, we want to build a cleaner and more environmentally responsible business,” said Beannchor Group founder and MD Bill Wolsey.
“We are always looking for ways to innovate and the group’s new electricity contract will significantly reduce our carbon footprint.
“We’ve also introduced an ethical sourcing policy and are committed to reducing plastic waste.
“We want to have a positive influence on society and will continue to review the business with regards to its environmental impact to see where changes can be made in the future.”
3T Power CEO Shauna Forbes said: “We are passionate about transforming local businesses into ‘greener’ organisations and it’s fantastic to see a large organisation such as Beannchor leading the way by investing in a cleaner and more sustainable option for electricity consumption.
“Adopting energy efficiency measures will have a positive impact both socially and environmentally, and could also help businesses save on costs.”