Pizza Hut, a renowned pizza chain, has recently unveiled its most environmentally conscious establishment yet in India, located at Mahim, Mumbai. This endeavor is in perfect harmony with the worldwide mission of ‘Recipe for Good Growth,’ which places significant emphasis on the well-being of individuals, the preservation of the environment, and the quality of food. This initiative stands as one of Pizza Hut’s numerous measures to contribute to Yum! Brands’ goal of achieving net-zero emissions by the year 2050.
“At Pizza Hut, we are dedicated to running a purpose-driven business, where our foremost commitment is providing our customers with the best taste and service. Simultaneously, we are deeply invested in cultivating practices that not only enrich the present but also contribute to a brighter future for our customers, the community, and the environment. The Mahim store serves as a model for us and has given an impetus to our efforts in pioneering a green future,” shared Asif Mahmud, Chief Development Officer at Pizza Hut, Yum! Restaurants India.
The Mahim restaurant seamlessly incorporates energy-efficient technologies, responsibly sourced materials, and a comprehensive wastewater management system. Furthermore, the establishment boasts a 17 kWP capacity solar panel installation, producing a daily output of 58 kWh in solar energy. This not only results in annual savings of INR 300,000 but also significantly reduces its carbon footprint by an impressive 35-50%.
Additionally, the restaurant features an Energy Management System (EMS) for the purpose of monitoring and regulating power consumption, resulting in average savings of 5-6%. Furthermore, the establishment’s rainwater harvesting system efficiently employs RO wastewater for cleaning, thereby conserving a substantial 3.9 lakh liters of water annually.
Recognizing the profound influence of businesses on society, Pizza Hut has embraced multiple sustainable initiatives. The brand’s commitment extends to partnering with ‘Made in India’ suppliers for essential equipment, bolstering the local economy and contributing to a reduced carbon footprint. In its day-to-day operations, Pizza Hut consistently exhibits environmental awareness, achieving the complete elimination of single-use plastics in its packaging, introducing paper straws and wooden cutlery, and responsibly sourcing ingredients.
Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), stands as the global leader in pizza production and delivery, surpassing all other pizza companies. Established in 1958, Pizza Hut has earned its reputation as the world’s most renowned pizza establishment, with a presence in over 18,000 restaurants across 100+ countries.