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Commercial pressures fail to derail green initiatives in pubs, says Gram

10 June 2011 by
Commercial pressures fail to derail green initiatives in pubs, says Gram

Immense commercial pressures have not forced the pub sector to abandon green initiatives, according to a special report into the industry by energy-efficient refrigeration supplier http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/03/08/332523/Grams-second-Green-Paper-shows-industrys-increased-awareness-of-green.htm" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">Gram UK](http://www.gram-commercial.com/).

The bespoke report is based on the survey of 600 operators across six industry sectors that was published in the [Gram Green Paper 2010](http://www.gogreenwithgram.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=38&Itemid=27).

It found that 48% of pub operators felt confident in passing on some of the costs of green initiatives to the consumer, compared with a 32% average across all sectors.

However, the pub sector proved more complacent about the green credentials of its suppliers, with only 47% seeing this as an important factor compared with a cross-industry average of 61%.

"The publication of this new paper on the pub sector is really good news. Pubs can easily guzzle a lot of energy and any research that helps raise awareness of how to save energy in the kitchen in an industry as diverse as ours has got to be a good thing," commented Lee Cash, co-founder of [Peach Pubs](http://www.peachpubs.com/).

Restaurants get greener but miss out on help, finds Gram report >>[Gram's second Green Paper shows industry's increased awareness of green issues >>

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