In recent years, Hungry Jack's has implemented a major independent energy efficiency audit. We took a holistic look at our energy usage and how to reduce it. The result was a significant reduction in electricity by approximately 7.5 per cent and a 3.8 per cent reduction in gas usage. Overall, we have saved more than 13,000,000 kilowatts in four years.
Five key initiatives were introduced right across our 380 plus restaurants. These included installing heat shields on vertical toasters to prevent heat escaping, using the existing kitchen minder system to remind staff to turn equipment off when not needed, using a required broiler replacement process to maximise energy savings, using automatic timer controls on lighting and replacing T8 lighting with more energy-efficient T5 lighting.
We invested in a specialist external resource to work with us on this program. The positive environmental impact will be felt for years to come.
There's much more to come on the environmental front. Watch this space.