The Sustainable Restaurant Award was introduced in 2013 and recognises a restaurant within The World's 50 Best Restaurants list that demonstrates the highest environmental and social responsibility rating. The rating is determined with reference to audit partner the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s Global Rating System.
The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) is the UK’s premier sustainability-focused industry body and The World’s 50 Best Restaurants is proud to partner with the SRA to determine this award.
The Global Rating System covers three main pillars:
Sourcing recognises restaurants using local, seasonal and high welfare and ethically sourced produce.
Environment focuses on the restaurant’s supply chain, waste management, workplace resources, energy efficiency and water saving initiatives.
Society recognises restaurants for treating people fairly, promoting healthy eating, community engagement and responsible marketing.
In order to be eligible for the Sustainable Restaurant Award each contending restaurant must complete a short Global Rating Survey. Only restaurants in the World's 50 Best who complete the survey will be considered for this award.
The Sustainable Restaurant Award is presented to the restaurant with the highest rating at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony at The Guildhall, London, on Monday 1st June 2015.