The owners of the Miners Arms are very conscious of the effect our business has on the environment. For a considerable length of time we have been looking at ways to mitigate our impact on the environment through our business activities and lifestyle choices. We have assessed our activities and identified that our significant environmental impact includes energy and resource waste management.
Our policy is based on the environmental doctrine of the three R’s
REDUCE - REUSE - RECYCLE
In order to promote good environmental practices, our commitment with regard to the environment is to:
- Identify the significant environmental impact of our activities.
- Develop suitable objectives, targets and procedures to minimise our impact in all eventualities.
- Conserve natural resources through sustainable management and reduced consumption.
- Protect the environment.
- Involve, communicate with and educate guests, staff, management and suppliers and encourage feedback and suggestions.
- Comply with all relevant environmental regulations and legislation
- Use local suppliers and products wherever possible subject to availability, quality and service being acceptable.
- Strive to improve year on year.
- Monitor our environmental performance and action identified improvements on a continuous basis.
In line with this policy we carryout the following:
- Local produce is used on the menu with much of the food being home made.
- Our Real Ales come from local breweries where possible.
- Deliveries within the area have been rationalised to the same day and fortnightly, where possible and combine shopping trips with other activities.
- Wood burning stoves are used as our main source of heating, which can be considered carbon neutral.
- All light fittings are low energy.
- All bar fixtures are turned off when not in use including bar fridge, glass washer, till and bar font lighting.
- Fridges and freezers are rationalised during quieter times of the year.
- Ensuring the recycling of as much material as possible takes place from the business. Including glass, plastics, paper, card, aluminium and organic waste.
- Monitor utility usage to enable the business to identify any irregularities, and plan more effectively for peak usage periods.