Zero Carbon Forum (ZCF) has today launched the Hospitality & Brewing Carbon Calculator and Toolkit, which has been developed in collaboration with UKHospitality, BBPA.

The toolkit enables hospitality operators and brewers to calculate their carbon footprint and identify achievable actions in order to reduce emissions.

Its launch follows the publication of non-profit organisation ZCF’s roadmap to net zero last November, to coincide with COP26.

Mark Chapman, founder and CEO of ZCF, said: “Accurately measuring and understanding your current carbon footprint is critical to starting a meaningful plan to cut carbon and costs.

“Our new calculator and toolkit shows operators how to take action on reducing emissions in their own business and supply chain rather than offsetting. It is based on the roadmap findings, learnings of all forum members and input from our carbon experts.”

Production and consumption of food accounts for around 35% of total UK carbon emissions, with businesses in the sector increasingly focused on how they can reduce their footprint, which includes working through their supply chain.

The toolkit and calculator, powered by Sky, can be accessed for brewers and pubs through the BBPA and through UKH for pubs, hotels, restaurants, QSR, nightclubs, contract catering and visitor attractions. It will also be available on Sky’s customer portal,