Marketplace, a new directory to connect and showcase innovative sustainable suppliers to hospitality operators
The directory will showcase pioneering products and services to help hospitality reduce supply chain emissions and reach net zero at pace. The directory will be live in Q4 2023.
Marketplace is open for applications now and will provide a ‘one stop shop’ for brewing and hospitality operators to source the essential products and services they need to help radically reduce their carbon emissions. Marketplace will feature a product and services directory to allow users to segment by the most relevant emissions area such as food, energy and packaging along with buildings and energy which will accelerate the pace of reduction action.
With a raft of pioneering businesses already signed up, we’d like to invite innovative suppliers of all sizes and growth stages to apply for inclusion. Each application will be reviewed against innovation, carbon impact and business alignment with our Zero carbon at pace mission.
Mark Chapman, CEO at Zero Carbon Forum explains: “Up to 90% of hospitality and brewing emissions are from the supply chain. And 35% of the UK’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions come from food and drink.
“We in hospitality are the biggest industry to be affected, therefore we must act. We can’t reach net zero without engaging suppliers and Marketplace has been conceived to provide operators with innovative sustainable services and solutions that help accelerate the transformational change we need to make.”
“We have less than three years to radically reduce emissions, after that it's too late. Customers, employees, communities and society expect businesses to take action – and they will buy from the companies that take action. The brands and suppliers showcased in the Marketplace directory are doing game changing work to help the brewing and hospitality sector reach net zero.
Marketplace members pay an annual participation fee and minimal revenue share of sales. This funds the marketplace initiative and the work of the forum to reduce carbon emissions across the industry. Exemptions can apply in exceptional circumstances. There are also opportunities for members to raise their profile to operators through sponsoring case studies and training guides.
Replacing Glass with Dispense Taps
Marketplace Founder Member Showcase: The London Essence Co Freshly Infused Dispense Tap
The UK licensed trade sector uses over 144million tonic bottles, which equates to 28 tonnes of glass packaging*.
The London Essence Co. (a Britvic owned brand) has created its world leading Freshly Infused dispense system, offering a reduced packaging solution for Hospitality venues to serve its globally renowned premium mixers, whilst also delivering exceptional flavour.
By replacing glass premium mixer bottles with The London Essence Co. Freshly Infused dispense system, it dramatically reduces packaging waste by 99% compared to a glass bottle**.
Mark Chapman, Founder and CEO of the Zero Carbon Forum said:
"This invention which eliminates the need for the production, transportation and refrigeration of glass bottles is a great example of the innovative, significant carbon reducing products and services that will feature in our marketplace directory".
* CGA On Premise Measurement Data, MAT 25/03/2023
** 200ml serve of Freshly Infused tonic v 200ml LEC tonic glass bottle. Comparison includes primary, secondary and tertiary package associated with full pallet transportation.
We want to champion this great work to facilitate real and seismic change. We look forward to working with more suppliers of all shapes and sizes as we grow Marketplace and make it the definitive resource for the hospitality and brewing industry
Founder and CEO Zero Carbon Forum