We try to minimise the risk of all forms of pollution and nuisance, and of course we comply with all relevant environmental legislation.
We operate in an environmentally responsible way to protect and enhance our people, brands, and communities and are committed to supporting environmental sustainability and bio-diversity. We achieve these commitments by meeting measurable standards of performance on those key aspects of our operations that have environmental impacts. We encourage our business partners, suppliers and contractors to adopt a similarly responsible approach.
The Board determines our environmental policy and the Environmental and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, chaired by the Managing Director of Marston's Beer & Pub Company, is responsible for policy implementation.
Our production sites at Wolverhampton and Burton have to comply with the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) standards as regulated by the Environment Agency. The Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control regulations employ an integrated approach to control the environmental impacts of certain industrial activities. It involves determining the appropriate controls for industry to protect the environment through a single permitting process.
View more information about the IPPC on the Environment Agency's website (link opens in a new window)
Marston's is committed to producing an annual Corporate Responsibility Report covering:
- The group's main environmental impacts, energy usage, energy efficiency targets, emission levels, targeted reductions in emissions through efficiency, climate change targets, water usage, case studies of energy / water efficiency improvements, waste, recycling, product packaging, our supply chain, environmental management systems and environmental training
- Staff development, support for local communities, health and safety, responsible retailing, healthy eating, food safety and supply and product stewardship”
Carbon Trust Standard (awarded in April 2010)
Marston's has been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard after taking action on climate change by measuring, managing and reducing its carbon emissions by 2% between October 2006 and September 2009 *.
The Carbon Trust Standard is the world's first award that recognises organisations for real carbon reduction. Based on a rigorous, independent assessment, it certifies that organisations have measured, managed and reduced their carbon emissions across their own operations, and are committed to reducing them year on year (www.carbontruststandard.com).
* (Comparing carbon footprint data from financial year 2009, ending in September, to the average of the previous two financial years)