Mark Chapman

Founder and CEO, Zero Carbon Forum

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Mark Chapman is the founder and CEO of the Zero Carbon Forum, a non-profit organisation which builds on 10 years of carbon reduction collaboration in the UK’s hospitality sector. Zero Carbon Forum enables members to reach their sustainability targets faster, more efficiently and more cost effectively than acting alone.

With over 20 years’ experience, Mark has held several successful tenures, including Commercial Director at ttMobiles and Commercial Manager at Cable & Wireless Worldwide, before founding Carbon Statement, the leading provider of energy cost saving solutions in the hospitality sector. Its proprietary iC analytics platform helps companies monitor and control energy use, eliminate waste and achieve sustainability goals. In 2017, he went on to found Zero Carbon Forum.

Mark believes passionately and firmly that the global hospitality industry must act now to reach net zero faster, together. The window of opportunity to avert climate change disaster is closing fast and the industry must focus on reducing emissions, and a path to net zero, and support the Government’s green industrial revolution.

In October 2021 the Zero Carbon Forum published its publicly available roadmap for hospitality to achieve net zero carbon, closely followed by the launch of its Overnight Energy programme, a simple and impactful two-stage ‘10-minute’ shutdown process, combined with analytics from members’ energy smart meters to achieve substantial cost reductions and reduce emissions.

In April 2022 the forum launched a Carbon Calculator and Toolkit, developed in collaboration with UKHospitality, BBPA, and powered by Sky, which enables hospitality operators and brewers to calculate their carbon footprint and identify achievable key actions to reduce emissions.

The forum is supported by experienced practitioners and industry experts, endorsed by Government and is backed by trade associations, UKHospitality and the British Beer and Pub Association.

Mark was the recipient of the Special Achievement Award and the Zero Carbon Forum won Stakeholder Engagement Award at the at the Footprint Awards 2022.

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