The Cornerhouse in Nottingham is proving it is a leading light when it comes to sustainability after achieving a top star rating.

Nottingham’s premier leisure and entertainment complex has been awarded the highest three star rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association, marking it out as an ‘exceptional destination’.

The Cornerhouse picked up the rating after demonstrating initiatives in key areas including treating people fairly, community engagement and environment and waste management.

Suzanne Green, centre manager at The Cornerhouse said: “We’re delighted to have been awarded three stars as it goes a long way to recognising all the hard work we’ve been doing over the last year.

“We look after our staff with a good training and benefits programme and we’re committed to supporting the local community and working with charities like the Nottinghamshire Hospice. We have also taken steps to raise awareness around alcohol consumption.”

The venue achieved an outstanding score for its commitment to monitor, reduce and recycle waste and Suzanne said it is down to a number of measures that have been put in place.

She said: “We monitor our waste streams on a monthly basis, separate food waste and get staff involved in recycling initiatives like World Environment Day. We also have measures in place to reduce our energy and water consumption.

“We have also added two bee hives on an outside area of the top floor with each hive containing around 60,000 bees. To give the bees some plants and flowers to feed on, we’ve also installed some vegetable patches with any produce grown being donated to a local charity for the homeless.”

The Cornerhouse will now display a ‘Sustainability Champion’ badge in the venue, which showcases that it has been fully and independently rated across 14 key areas of sustainability.

The Sustainability Champion badge is the hallmark of a venue going the extra mile to achieve sustainability and help diners identify those restaurants doing the right thing.

The Cornerhouse is home to 22 venues including numerous bars and restaurants like Nando’s, [email protected], Red Hot World Buffet and wagamama.

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