Since opening our first shop in London in 1986, Pret’s mission has been simple. To serve freshly made food and good organic coffee, while also trying to do the right thing. That’s why our food is made in our shop kitchens throughout the day and our unsold food is donated to food rescue partners at the end of every day. . That’s also why our coffee is 100% organic (and always will be) and our Coffee Fund is supporting the next generation of farmers. It’s (partly) what we think makes Pret special.Our coffee is 100% organic and always arabica. Our teas, milks and milk alternatives are organic too. We have long-standing relationships with our farmers and take time to train up each and every one of our brilliant Baristas. It’s just much better this way.
“Doing the right thing” is one of Pret’s core values, so it’s no surprise that we take sustainability very seriously, from our recipes and packaging, to our shops and supply chain. We’ve come a long way and still have further to go, but rising to the challenge is the right thing to do. We have our first Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) report. We are proud to share our journey with you, and are committed to publishing future reports in order to track our progress over the years to come.We donate our unsold food to food rescue organizations at the end of every day.Whether you’re 100% plant-based, vegan-ish, or meat-free some days, eating less meat is a key way that we can all reduce our carbon footprint. So our Chef’s work hard to create lots of delicious recipes that just happen to not contain any meat.
While our veggie and vegan range continues to grow, we know that many Pret favourites do contain meat. As we still want to help you make sustainable food choices, we do everything we can to source our ingredients sustainably across our supply chain and we’re committed to using meat that’s reared to higher welfare standards involving less intensive farm production systems. Creating a sustainable supply chain includes logistics too. Our distributor in Chicago is leading the way in the US with a fleet of vehicles running on natural gas, and our warehouse is powered by both solar panels and a wind turbine.