WWF–Hong Kong has launched its One Planet Restaurant Awards, designed to shine a spotlight on hotels and restaurants promoting sustainable consumption and the use of natural resources. The winners have been revealed after being shortlisted by WWF–Hong Kong for rating highly on a survey that included three major criteria related to food sustainability.
Restaurants and hotels that endeavoured to enter the survey were eligible to win the award after offering up their individual standards on food sourcing and traceability, hormone and antibiotic-free products, food safety, food-waste management and the adoption of reusable tableware.
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, received top accolades in the hotel category, followed by Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers and Grand Hyatt Hong Kong with the same score and then Sino Hotels.
Green Monday received the Sustainable Food Influencer award for its contributions in engaging the community on sustainable food consumption and practices.
Jovy Chan, Wildlife Conservation Manager, said, “WWF is working with hotels and restaurants to support a transition to sustainable food production. As food accounts for 21 per cent of Hong Kong’s ecological footprint, food can have a massive impact on the environment. It’s time to change the way we live to eat more plants, eat less meat and avoid food waste. We are glad to see that many of our awardees have taken the first step to offer sustainable seafood to customers.”
Dr Bernard Kong, President of the Hong Kong Society of Medical Professionals, added, “Food sustains life, and the One Planet Awards by WWF–Hong Kong supported by our medical professional foundation recognises that food must be both sustainably produced and hormone and antibiotic free, with restaurants adopting a food safety plan adhering to hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) standards.”
Congratulations to all the winners for their inspiring work!
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