WSH joins Race to Zero

WSH, the parent company of leading hospitality brands including BaxterStorey, Caterlink, Holroyd Howe, Benugo, Portico and Searcys has signed a landmark pledge, committing to the Business Ambition for 1.5°C which will see them join the UN Race to Zero, setting a science-based net-zero target and making a critical contribution to limiting the impacts of climate change.

Spearheading WSH’s focus on sustainability is Mike Hanson (pictured), Director of Sustainable Business across WSH. Mike will be leading the business’ commitment to setting science-based targets in line with the Paris Agreement to reach global net-zero global emissions by 2050 in order to limit global warming to 1.5°C.

Hanson said, “In the year of COP26, and on World Environment Day, our commitment to setting a Science Based Target is an important milestone.

'I am also delighted to announce that we have formally joined the Zero Carbon Forum, a collaborative programme across the hospitality industry, to deliver a roadmap to net-zero. By working together as an industry our aim is to achieve net-zero faster and more effectively.”

Passionate about building a more sustainable future, WSH achieved ISO 14001 certification for its environmental management system in 2007 at the same time as Carbon Neutral Company status, the business held this certification for 10 years before committing to 100% renewable electricity in 2018 alongside Carbon Neutral Fleet and Business Travel.

The group's award-winning food waste management programme ‘Food Waste Costing the Earth’ has saved over 61,000 tonnes of CO2e since 2014.