Beannchor Group now powered by 100% renewable energy

Kirsty Winter Consumer

Northern Ireland’s largest hospitality group, Beannchor, has taken a major step towards reducing its carbon footprint by agreeing a £500,000 renewable electricity contract with 3T Power.

The clean energy transition has been rolled out across the group’s entire portfolio including The Merchant Hotel, Bullitt Belfast, The National & Sixty6, Little Wing, The Dirty Onion and The Hillside Bar and Restaurant, with all venues now using 100% renewable electricity, generated locally by wind farms in Northern Ireland.

This is just one of several eco-friendly initiatives the group has introduced to increase its ‘green’ credentials including working towards a zero waste to landfill policy across all its venues, the introduction of bio-degradable straws across the entire group, fully compostable takeaway and coffee cups in Bullitt Belfast and Little Wing Pizzeria and fully compostable takeaway containers in The Dirty Onion.

Commenting on the move to cleaner energy, Bill Wolsey, managing director, Beannchor Group said;
“As the largest hospitality group in Northern Ireland, we want to build a cleaner and more environmentally responsible business. We are always looking for ways to innovate and the group’s new electricity contract will significantly reduce our carbon footprint.

“We’ve also introduced an ethical sourcing policy and are committed to reducing plastic waste. On an annual basis, Beannchor venues use over 500,000 straws and over 50,000 take away cups and the move to introduce fully biodegradable and compostable versions will dramatically reduce the amount of waste being generated.

“We want to have a positive influence on society and will continue to review the business with regards to its environmental impact to see where changes can be made in the future.”

Shauna Forbes, Chief Executive Officer, 3T Power also added;

“We are passionate about transforming local businesses into ‘greener’ organisations and it’s fantastic to see a large organisation such as Beannchor leading the way by investing in a cleaner and more sustainable option for electricity consumption.

“Adopting energy efficiency measures will have a positive impact both socially and environmentally, and could also help businesses save on costs.”

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