Pieminister is a Bristol staple one-stop-shop for all things pie. Tristan and Jon made it their mission to reinvigorate the humble British pie following their travels to Australia and they have successfully done so starting with one shop on Stokes Croft and growing into a multi-venue business employing close to 300 people. They are a certified B corp company with sustainability at the heart of their operations, and the next step for them was to get a full scope carbon footprint and reduction plan.
Future Leap worked with Pieminister to calculate a full scope 3 carbon footprint, designed to inform ambitious net-zero targets and progress their sustainability objectives. As a business they understood that the bulk of their impact would be in the ingredients they purchase and the products they sell.
As well as analysing the embodied carbon in the food they process, Future Leap designed a carbon calculator for their pie recipes. This allows for the environmental impact of recipe changes and per-product sales to be quantified. The data also allows the business to communicate its choices regarding sustainability to be effectively communicated to stakeholders and its customer base.
In addition to the footprint, Future Leap are undertaking a thorough carbon audit of Pieminister’s operations across retail, manufacturing and transport. The outputs of this will inform the basis of a robust carbon reduction plan, designed to reduce emissions in line with their stated net zero targets as well as improving energy efficiency, cutting waste and increasing profitability at the same time.