Sustainability at Young’s

Often being sustainable is all about the little things we do that make a big impact, from our pubs to our people and the communities they serve we’re pleased to share just a few of the (little and big) things that we’ve up to.

Developing the sustainable Young’s pub

Putting our best (carbon) foot forward we’ve been working hard to find ways to reduce our energy expenditure, with our best green gurus on the case, here’s 9 ways we’re making a difference.

1. Buildings energy management system (‘BEMS’) ( This is system that helps us stay on track with energy saving)

2. Renewable energy ( did you know 100% of energy comes from renewable energy)

3. Recycling and waste

4. LED lighting

5. Cellar management

6. Waterless urinals

7.EV chargers

8. Solar panels ( fingers crossed for sunny days)

9. Gas conversion project

We are passionate about building a sustainable company

Our sustainability programme focuses on three core areas:

Carbon-negative from farm to glass.. and beyond

Yes you heard it here first.

We’ve partnered with Gipsy Hill Brewery to bring their world’s first carbon-negative pale ale ‘Trail’ to cask.

Find it exclusively popping up at select Young’s pubs from the 7th February. 🍻

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Food Made Good

You might not have heard of it, but the Food Made Good Standard is the world’s largest Food & Beverage sustainability accreditation (it’s like the Oscars for pubs and restaurants). And it’s awarded to businesses creating positive change across the food service industry.

The assessors looked at all areas of our business, from celebrating local and seasonal produce to treating staff fairly and valuing natural resources. We care about all these things dearly, so that’s why we’re so chuffed about the recognition for our hard work making Young’s a super-sustainable brand.

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Food Glorious Food

We are proud to say that pub food has come a long way in the last 192 years. Our seasonal menus, teeming with local produce highlight the best of British cuisine supporting local farmers and suppliers from around the British Isles. Our Food Development Learning Centre (it’s where we train and develop our chefs) allow us to experiment and innovate with seasonal ingredients to keep our menus fresh and ensure our pubs

Sustainable growth

Investing in our pubs, people and communities helps us to continue to grow each year. With nearly 200 years of hospitality under our belts we know looking after our future is important and to ensure we’re around next 200 (and more) we’re making investments that not only build up the bottom line, but also build up society.

In 2023 we pledged to a little something extra and to celebrate every new Christmas tree bringing the festive cheer to our pubs, we’ll be partnering with our pals at Ecologi,  to plant a replacement right here in the UK 🎄

Across the Scotland, England and Wales, The Future Forest Company, Protect Earth and International Tree Foundation will be planting native, diverse and ecologically appropriate trees where they are needed most and by contributing to the restoration of woodlands, we’ll be benefiting biodiversity, including some of Britain’s most loved wildlife species who call these habitats home.

Find out more about the UK trees we have funded by visiting our digital forest here :


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