Our approach to sustainability
At Pret we believe that honesty is the best policy with regard to sustainability. Pret has a strategic approach to reduce its impact on the environment, and to have a positive impact on the society it operates in. We’ve achieved a great deal since we started, but know there is always much more to do as issues progress around the world and in the US.
We will be transparent about what we do, what we are trying to improve and where we are finding it hard to progress. Sustainability at Pret does not mean short-term solutions for publicity; we take a common sense approach, concerned about the needs of today without compromising the needs of the future.
At the end of 2014 we reviewed our Sustainability Strategy and our new strategy takes us to 2017 with ambitious aspirations in each of the 5 key strands of our plan. These strands reflect the global trends we feel need to be tackled, as well as being areas that we can influence as a responsible business.
For goodness' sake
Right now we’re working on 59 sustainable business targets globally; including further expansion of the Pret Coffee Fund, improving animal welfare, supporting homeless and food distribution charities and working to make better use of our waste. We’re a partner of Forum for the Future and work with many external agencies and others in our sector to make the right decisions so we can build a more sustainable future.