Since restaurants are about great food, ethical and responsible Sourcing is at the foundation of a restaurant’s sustainability.
Five key areas of focus make up our Sourcing category, and we’ve worked with our expert advisors to set standards for restaurants to aim for:
Environmentally positive farming helps to protect the landscape, reduce pollution and combat biodiversity loss, and encompasses the organic movement and the LEAF marque system.
Local and seasonal food is essential to eating sustainably. Making use of what we produce ourselves throughout the year is better for the planet than importing out of season produce from far and wide.
Sustainable fish choices are important since stocks of some fish are seriously at risk.
Ethical meat and dairy form a cornerstone of responsible sourcing. If you buy free range or Freedom food at the supermarket or farm shop, you’ll want to know that your restaurant meal is high welfare too.
Fair trade or fairly traded, it’s important that we buy products from communities in the developing world that haven’t disadvantaged the producers. It’s about ensuring that market price is paid and that working conditions are of a decent standard.
Restaurants, SRA Membership can help you achieve great things. Go to our Sign up page to start your journey.
Diners, use our Directory to find a sustainable restaurant near you.