Boparan Restaurant Group goes carbon neutral
Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG) has announced that all 10 of its brands are now carbon neutral-certified – a milestone in BRG's long-term commitment to sustainability.
The group operates well-known brands Carluccio's, Caffè Carluccio’s, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Slim Chickens UK, The Cinnamon Collection (including The Cinnamon Club), FishWorks, Ed’s Easy Diner, Giraffe, Rebel Vegan and the umbrella BRG brand – every one of which has been using green energy from renewable sources since 2019. All have now been certified as carbon neutral by Carbon Neutral Britain after offsetting all of their direct emmissions.
This certification sees BRG actively helping to fund renewable energy, woodland preservation and tree planting projects around the world, regulated by the Verra Verified Carbon Standard, Gold Standard Voluntary Emission Reductions and the United Nations Certified Emission Reductions programmes.
On top of offsetting carbon emissions, these projects offer numerous secondary benefits, from improving the local biodiversity and wildlife, to offering education and creating jobs within location communities.
Brand-specific sustainability initiatives – such as Carluccio’s partnership with The Rainforest Alliance which sees every coffee bought preserving 33m2 of rainforest – will continue alongside wider group initiatives.
Satnam Leihal, CEO of BRG, comments: "Group-wide carbon neutrality certification is a proud moment for us, but there is still a lot of work to be done. This is an early step in our sustainability journey and our ultimate aim is to achieve true Net Zero across all our brands, and we continue to seek and implement scientific methods to get there."