Opened in london in 1986. College friends , sinclair and julian , sandiwhces without chemicals , additives and preservatives like fast food. Develop slowly one shop at a time
Franchising - sorry we don't. Please don't call us and ask for a franchise because we don't; we really don't. We don't franchise. The fact is, we don't like to franchise, so we don't* strong tradition of developing our perple : Collins obamwanyi general manager in largest shop 20 years ancienty Pret sustainability strategy
Don’t believe in “green washing”
We say what we do and do what we say .
5 key sustainability
Resources : carbon , they try to reduce it by innovations such as : Bench marling => helps to understand the peaks and troughs of energy usage throughout the day Equipment changes => more efficient equipment and technology that reduce carbon use (more efficient lighting with controls , AC and refrigeration ) Behavioural change => create an energy awareness guide for their shops ; 2009 : won the Bronze Award for Carbon Reduction in the London Mayor’s green500 ; 2010 received platinum award Part of the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRCES) WATER : saved in excess of 140.000 litres of water by installing water hippos in their staff and customer toilets WASTE : minimizing waste at all stages of the suppy chain , food production and sending zero waste to landfill from their shops ; 12.000 fresh meals to numerous shelters for the homeless in London every week ; charities collect from shops at the end of the day. 2.5 million products to charities for the homeless
Sustainable sourcing : commited to the highest levels of animal welfare and environmental stewardship standards. Also ensuring the ethical treatment of growers and suppliers down the supply chain They buy natural food , take out all the chemicals ,bulking agents , strange oils and so on from the food they buy Animal welfare : all meat and dairy produce if farmed to the...
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