In 2014, Newrest launched a major campaign for ISO 14001 certification for its units. ISO 14001 is an environmental management standard.
It is based on the principle of continuous improvement in environmental performance by controlling the environmental impact of a company’s activity. As part of the certification, 7 country units are now
ISO 14001-certified: Austria, Bolivia, Greece, Portugal, Switzerland, Cyprus and Tunisia.
In order to minimize environmental impact, one of the Group’s fundamental principles is proper purchasing management: by reducing transport time and opting to purchase foods produced using pesticide-free methods, Newrest encourages sustainable and responsible farming.
A major line of action in minimising our environmental footprint is reducing and recycling waste.
The sustainable development plan maintained by the Group includes strict measures to reduce the use of electricity and fuel.
Simple actions have already helped the Group reduce its ecological footprint in previous years: systematically closing doors as well as turning off lights, computers, heating and ventilation systems at the end of the day.
Since it was founded, Newrest has maintained a policy to reduce paper printing.
The Group opts for digital media and uses eco-friendly material when the use of paper is inevitable. In this case, the basic rule is one printout in black and white, using both sides of the sheet of paper.
For more information about our actions, please have a look on our activity report.