Premier Inn, the UK’s leading hotel chain, showcased the lessons it has learned in sustainability to visiting local MP, Dan Rogerson, at a tour of the Premier Inn in his home town of Bodmin on Friday 17 January. The visit, hosted by Whitbread and the Carbon Trust, highlighted insights on carbon, water and waste reduction and what other UK businesses could do to improve their environmental performance.
Whitbread was the first company in the world to achieve certification to the Carbon Trust Standard for reducing carbon, water and waste. Representatives from Whitbread and the Carbon Trust explained to Rogerson, who is also the Minister at Defra responsible for waste, water and resource efficiency, how its ambitious sustainability programme is being delivered across all Whitbread brands.
During the visit, Darran Messem, Managing Director of Certification for the Carbon Trust, presented the triple award to the Whitbread team.
From left to right: Dan Rogerson MP, Ben Brakes – Environmental Manager, Whitbread. Chris George – Head of Energy and Environment, Whitbread, Darran Messem – Managing Director, Certification, Carbon Trust, Carmela Rustico – Cluster General Manager for Premier Inn in Cornwall, Christine Heaver –Veolia Environmental, Andy Jenkinson – General Manager, Table Table, Bodmin.