Punch Pubs & Co
Punch Pubs & Co
Punch Pubs & Co Doing Well, By Doing Good Programme
The programme underpins the way Punch does business. It is at the core of the company’s strategy and proudly represents Punch’s positioning as a modern, progressive pub company.
ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) is embedded across the many elements of Punch’s business and also involves their employees, Management Partners, Publicans and suppliers in making Punch’s business and, in turn, their businesses, more ethical and environmentally friendly though the Punch Promise
To understand more about the Punch Promise please watch the following video:
Electric vehicle charging point pilot scheme
Electric Vehicles are becoming ever present on our roads and are the most ubiquitous alternative for personal transport as Petrol and Diesel combustion engines are phased out. Punch has implemented a pilot scheme, in conjunction with Osprey Charging Network, to install rapid EV charging points at 10 Punch pubs as well as their Head Office in Burton-upon-Trent.
The opportunity to provide charging facilities to electric vehicle (EV) drivers at or closer to their destination than may otherwise be the case with a fossil fuel powered car, provides a real convenience benefit for drivers. Rapid chargers were chosen as a means to provide as many potential locations, working to the confines of existing power infrastructure, while providing customers with a suitably fast recharge time.
The outcome of this project will be to realise the potential for EV vehicles to deliver reduced carbon emissions and indirectly to enable others to reduce their carbon footprint. These vehicle charging points will also provide an invaluable service for guests and the local communities that Punch pubs exist within, while also enabling Punch to further decarbonise its company car fleet.
The Chemic Tavern (Headingley) – Waste Not: Food Waste Reduction Programme working in conjunction with Rainbow Junktion and Feed Leeds.
We all have a part to play in reducing food loss and waste, not only for the sake of the food but for the resources that go into it. It is estimated that around one third of all of the food that we produce is wasted, this amounts to around 1.3 billion tonnes of food being lost or wasted each year globally (UN Food & Agriculture Report 2011).
Target 12.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals calls for halving per capita global food waste at retail and consumer levels by 2030, as well as reducing food losses along the production and supply chains. By intercepting waste food and using it to help feed people, The Chemic Tavern are doing their bit to reduce food waste and educate themselves and others within their community about how unsustainable this is.
The Chemic Tavern, and Publican Anna Sheppard, has had a long-standing relationship with Rainbow Junktion, based at All Hallows’ Church in Leeds.
Rainbow Junktion is one of many cafes that intercepts food that would otherwise go to waste from supermarkets, restaurants and a number of other sources, and turns it into healthy, nutritious meals for anyone and everyone on a pay-as-you-feel donation basis. Where The Chemic Tavern play their part is working with Rainbow Junktion to offer any surplus food to guests in return for a donation.
The pub has also been involved with a Feed Leeds, which is a network of individuals and organisations working in partnership to support local food growing (at home, in allotments, at schools, in community projects or commercially) for its social, economic, environmental and health benefits, and to promote healthy, sustainable and affordable food in Leeds.
The Chemic Tavern now homes a ‘Little Leeds Veg Library’ where guests bring surplus food from their allotments as well as plants, seeds, pots and trays etc.Other guests can then help themselves, again in return for a donation, so as to encourage the community to grow their own food. Their beer garden also has apple trees, plums, pears, mulberries, Egyptian onions, artichokes, blackcurrants, chives and potatoes which guests are encouraged to help themselves to when they’re ready to harvest.
The Chemic are focused on reducing their carbon footprint and educating the local community in the process. They continue to work together to reduce food waste and food poverty and build a better community in the process.