A practical climate solution for bars

With development partners

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There is no longer any doubt that we are in the midst of a climate crisis.

This is not something which we can think about in 10 or 20 years time and increasingly your customers and your employees expect you to have a plan and to take action, now.

 
The Net Zero Bar initiative has been specifically designed to help bars rise to this challenge with a sector approved standard and an online platform to guide you through the 4 step process.

CALCULATE

your greenhouse gas emissions

your impact by setting reduction targets and receiving tailored  guidance on action

MITIGATE

for your climate impact by purchasing UK hospitality carbon credits, equivalent to your calculated footprint

COMPENSATE

for your climate impact by purchasing UK hospitality carbon credits, equivalent to your calculated footprint

COMMUNICATE

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The Net Zero Bar initiative has been collaboratively created with our development partners during 2021

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The Net Zero Bar Protocol development followed the 5-Step process for certification scheme development used by the ISO Committee on Conformity Assessment.

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Research

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Drafting

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Pilot

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Consultation

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Publication

The digital platform has been developed in response to the protocol to provide bars with a simple tool to go net zero in compliance with the standard.

Development  Partners

“Industry collaboration is essential to go further and faster when it comes to

tackling the issue of climate change. We have done a lot over the last few

years to decarbonize the way we package, manufacture and distribute our drinks but to go further to meet our shared ambitions we have to work with our suppliers and our customers to reduce our impact together.

We have partnered with Net Zero Now and the Sustainable Restaurant Association, to help create the Net Zero Bars protocols to give practical advice to our customers on the role they can play and how they can embark on their own on the path to Net Zero.”

Nick Brown, Head of Sustainability at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners GB

"As the world grasps the urgency of the climate crisis, increasing numbers of businesses are seeking guidance on what net zero means for them and how to get there. The On-Trade is ideally placed to capitalise on consumers’ increased desire to be a part of the solution and we’re delighted to be supporting this initiative.

It’s imperative that we work together as an industry and, in partnership with Coca-Cola, we have the potential to reach 90% of the UK’s bars through our combined resources. We hope the tools provided by the Net Zero Bar initiative will inspire our customers to take action and join the race to Net Zero.”

Ian Peart, Commercial Director at Pernod Ricard UK

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What people are saying about the
Net Zero Pubs and Bars initiative

“As the UK’s Net Zero Business Champion, I am delighted to see the Net Zero Pub and Bar Protocol set up to support businesses in what is an incredibly important sector of the UK economy. I look forward to working with the team to champion pubs, bars, and restaurants as they begin their net zero journeys.”

Andrew Griffiths MP

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What is net zero?

In simple terms, Net Zero is about equilibrium.
Applied to businesses, it refers to an organisation in which all Green House Gas emissions.

are matched by an equivalent quantity of attributable Green House Gas removals.

This simplistic approach however has created a lot of inconsistencies in the way in which Net Zero is applied.

To promote a consistent approach and to maintain credibility, it is essential that we adhere to four key principles.

Emissions inventory must be calculated in accordance with the GHG protocol and must include all Green House Gasses (GHGs) and all relevant value chain sources over a 12-month period

CALCULATE

Emissions reduction targets are mandatory and must be consistent with ambition criteria of the SBTi and accompanied by credible delivery plans

Carbon credits must be certified to recognized standards and the balance between avoidance and removal must align with the Oxford Principles.

Businesses must share details of their climate plans and action transparently and advocate for widespread adoption of paths to zero.

The way in which these principles apply to licensed premises is documented in the
Net Zero Bar Protocol, which is at the heart of the net zero bar initiative

MITIGATE

COMPENSATE

COMMUNICATE

 
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The Net Zero Bar platform has been designed to  help you navigate the road to net zero in a practical, painless way, that results in credible certification.

It takes you through the process of calculating your footprint, setting reduction targets, identifying action that you can take and purchasing carbon credits.

 

The platform is available as an annual subscription and stores information to make year on year comparisons easy. 

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Pricing is based on the number of sites across which you operate.

Single Site

£490 p.a.

2-10 sites

£450 p.a. per site

incl group reporting

11-30 sites

£425 p.a. per site

incl group reporting
Support package 

30+ sites

POA

 

For businesses that have already calculated their emissions, the playbook is provided as a resource for exploring the emissions reduction  activity that could be taken.

 As experts in climate strategy, we always recommend that Reduction activity is evidence-based, using insight derived from Calculation.   

Without a clear understanding of which parts of your businesses have the greatest climate impact, it is difficult to know where to focus attention or whether action taken has been effective.

The climate action playbook should be used as a complimentary resource for exploring the variety of action you can take.

Please download the guide, or, to join climate action leaders and go net zero, contact us to get started.

 
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Browse Pubs that have gone net zero

Pub 1

Add your content or connect to a database.

Location

Status

London, xxx

Net zero since

Date

2021

Link

Pub 2

Add your content or connect to a database.

Location

Status

London, xxx

Net Zero Target

Date

2025

Link

Pub 3

Add your content or connect to a database.

Location

Status

London, xxx

Net Zero Target

Date

2025

Link