Environment

Energy Efficiency

The Group has achieved five years’ consecutive like-for-like reduction in energy use (to year ending 31 December 2014).

We maintained the Carbon Saver Gold Standard at our last assessment for a further 2 years.

On several new openings TRG has achieved environmental lease assessments through investing in sub-metering, building controls, heat recovery, grey water harvesting, solar installations and two grass roofs.

Power Saving

We have more than 120 voltage optimisation units installed – saving on average 9% energy; and we’ve committed to 102 further installations in 2015.

All our restaurants receive daily energy reporting designed around their needs to enable them to monitor and improve consumption.

All our new recruits complete our "Reducing Waste and Saving Energy" training module as part of their induction to the Group.

Waste Reduction

The Group is now consistently diverting 85% of its waste from landfill. Many of our sites achieve 100% diversion.

In 2014 we recycled over a million litres of used cooking oil. It’s sent to be used in a bio-diesel production facility. This is the equivalent of 756 cars (151 tonnes of CO2) a month being taken off the road.

In 2014 we diverted over 11,500 tonnes of waste from landfill through developing our recycling schedule and the increased segregation of food waste from general waste. This represents an increase of 71% on the previous year.