We’re committed to running our business in a sustainable way and already have initiatives in place as part of our Green Squid policy. We’re at the start of our sustainability journey and currently looking at setting and implementing a set of standards for energy efficient sites and operations. One of our core values is respect and that includes our respect for the world we live in, so we’ll never be complacent or rest on our tentacles but keep striving to mitigate our impact on our environment. Keep checking back to hear our exciting new developments.
Wet food waste
All our wet food waste is delivered to anaerobic digestion facilities where the food is recycled into biogas which is a renewable energy source for heat, electricity and fuel. Diverting this material from landfill helps reduce greenhouse gases as food in landfill produces methane, a harmful greenhouse gas.
Donating surplus food
We don’t have huge volumes of excess perishables but on the occasion where we do our managers arrange for these to be donated to local food banks.
Plastics and recycling
Our takeaway containers are made of recyclable plastic PP5, which is collectable by many local authorities and bigger community recycling points such as supermarkets. We know it still has a little way to go and we are already looking at options that are kinder to the environment.
Our sites have recycling points and we no longer use plastic straws in our restaurants.
We have introduced induction woks in some of our newer restaurants, helping to reduce our carbon output.
Central Distribution Centre
We have a central distribution centre that significantly reduces the amount of miles travelled on our behalf delivering produce to our staff.
Frequently asked questions
Your questions on sustainability in our business, answered.
What initiatives do you have in place to reduce your carbon footprint?
We are currently reviewing our carbon usage with a view to implementing a carbon reduction plan as part of a sustainability policy. Already, where possible, we work with suppliers who have initiatives to minimise their own carbon footprint and we have various initiatives such as trialling electric vehicles for our employees who incur high mileage so we reduce our emissions. Find out more about our commitment to sustainability here.
What do you do with food waste?
All our food waste is collected and used in anaerobic digestion, a process which uses the waste to produce bio fuels and fertilisers. Find out more on our sustainability page.
What are you doing for the environment?
We’re committed to running our business in a sustainable way and already have initiatives in place as part of our Green Squid policy. Please read more on our Sustainability page.
Is your takeaway packaging recyclable?
Most of our takeaway packaging is made of card, these containers are fully recyclable. Please rinse the containers and feel free to reuse or dispose of in your household recycling bin. The black takeaway packaging is made of recyclable plastic PP5, which is collectable by many local authorities and bigger community recycling points such as supermarkets. We know we still have a little way to go, and we continue to look at options that are kinder to the environment.
How energy efficient are your restaurants?
We use LED lights in all our new restaurants and will be upgrading older sites where possible as part of our refurb programme. Our kitchen appliances are all high-grade energy rating A+ and above and our teams are trained to reduce water wastage, for example by ensuring taps are not left on unnecessarily. We are also trialling induction woks in some of our new restaurants. Find out more about our commitment to sustainability here.