The Cocktail Service is focused on sustainability and reducing our impact as a company on the environment. The events industry has a huge impact on the environment and we are determined to be a leader in the events industry in tackling this issue.
What Are We Doing To Be More Sustainable?
As a company we take sustainability very seriously. We are a member of various associations including Festival Vision 2025 (through which we pledge to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2025) and Energy Revolution. We also partnered with charity Less Plastic, through which we have completely removed single use plastic from our operations.
Internally, we recycle and dispose of food waste responsibly. We create all new cocktail menus with a sustainable focus which includes cold infusion of spirits and dehydrating garnish to increase shelf life. We use reusable cup schemes at outdoor events and car sharing schemes. We are also moving away from plastic bottles and embracing new suppliers such as Nice Wines, CanO Water and Ace + Freak Cocktails.
But we want to go a stage further. So in 2019 we have appointed an internal environmental lead and hold quarterly environmental meetings. Through this initiative we have authored a Plastic Transformation Guide to help companies like ours to plan strategy for removing single use plastic entirely from company operations. We are currently working on further guides on implementation of cups schemes at events. All of this material is available to share with the industry.