Greggs to open new eco initiative

The Greggs you know and love is working towards a greener future

1 month ago
2 min read
The doors are now open at our very first Greggs eco-initiatives shop.

Based in Great Billing, Northampton, the clever new design will test multiple sustainability methods to help us discover effective and successful ways to reduce our environmental impact.  

Although it may look the same as your regular Greggs, behind the scenes it’s a little different.  

The shop will act as a test bed for things like recyclable flooring, cistern-less and air assisted toilets, eco-ovens, heat pump air curtains and solar control glass. All of the initiatives are focused on waste management, water reduction or overall energy reduction. 

Greggs Eco Initiatives Shop

The launch of these eco initiatives are all part of the Greggs Pledge, which sets out our ten commitments to help make the world a better place by 2025. 

Our sixth Pledge is “building the shops of the future,” with a commitment to open the first Greggs Eco Shop and have 250 of our shops featuring elements from this format by the end of 2022. We’re delighted to say that with the doors now open in Northampton, we’re on our journey to delivering that commitment.

Tony Rowson, Property Director, at Greggs, said: "We’re delighted to have launched our first eco shop, in line with our Greggs Pledge and net zero commitments.
"As a responsible business we have a duty to our customers and to our planet to change the world for the better."

Looking to the future, our target is for a quarter of all Greggs shops to feature sustainable eco shop elements, which could help us save tonnes of carbon from each of these shops every year. 

Want to know more about what we’re doing to help make the world a better place? You can find out more about the Greggs Pledge and our ten commitments here.

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