Following the announcement that D&D London had been awarded the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s highest rating in 2014, we are thrilled to have been named as Sustainable Large Group of the Year at the 2015 Sustainable Restaurant Awards!
Judging was based on 14 key criteria, including Healthy Eating – where we achieved a perfect score as a result of our diverse cooking options and promotion of lighter choices – Energy Efficiency – where we scored 95%, as a result of our commitment to renewable sources – and Treating People Fairly – with staff perks and solid training schemes like RISE, Elevate and our chef apprenticeship programme adding up to a score of 96%.
Our emphasis on sourcing ethical, local produce was also celebrated: did you know that almost all of the meat and dairy used throughout the group is not only free range, but sourced locally from British producers, whilst much of our fish and seafood comes from British waters? Veg is also British, for the most part, as is a lot of the beer and cider on offer but they don’t need to tick that free range box, funnily enough.
In addition, the majority of sugar and chocolate and in our venues is Fair Trade, as are some of the wines we serve, whilst the coffee is certified by the Rainforest Alliance and tea is sourced from the Ethical Tea Partnership.
D&D London’s enthusiasm for seasonality and weekly-changing menus was also applauded.
On the less appetising, but no less important side, our waste management ticked all the boxes, with formal monitoring a strong recycling programme. We also work with our suppliers to devise environmentally-efficient delivery solutions.
And if all that wasn’t enough, D&D London works with charities all year long, including Street Smart, Water Aid and Action Against Hunger on campaigns and exciting one-off events.
Now please excuse us whilst we nip off to polish our halos…