Entries are now open for The Estrella Damm Sustainability Award 2024

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Restaurants that have introduced a sustainable initiative over the past 12 months can enter The Estrella Damm Sustainability Award, with shortlisted entries able to attend this year’s National Restaurants Awards in June.

The award, which is once again being judged by The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA), recognises efforts that a restaurant has made towards becoming more sustainable, whether it be environmental, such as making a switch to regenerative farming, installing a new food waste management system, adopting innovative strategies to reduce water usage, or including heritage breed plants or meats on your menu, or social, such as introducing wellbeing programmes and training initiatives for staff.

Enter the award here

Judging will be based on The SRA’s Food Made Good Standard,​ which is based on three pillars - Sourcing, Society and Environment – which encompasses everything from reducing carbon emissions, supporting small producers and celebrating provenance through to treating staff well and getting involved in the local community.

Last year’s winner Pensons stood out for its commitment to continuous improvement that included the installation of its own on-site laundry, an effective initiative that made an enormous impact on its carbon footprint, energy use and water use and created a new full-time employment position in the process.

The deadline for submissions is 3 May with shortlisted candidates notified by 17 ​May.  

The winner will be announced at The National Restaurant Awards ceremony being held at Magazine London in Docklands on 10 June - one of the biggest annual gatherings of chefs and restaurateurs in the country.

To enter the award, click here.

The Sustainability Award is sponsored by Estrella Damm​.

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