Ristorazione Sostenibile 360°: how to make catering wholly sustainable
Ristorazione Sostenibile 360° (or 360° Sustainable Catering) is the first voluntary certification programme for regional catering, suitable for any type of restaurant in the Emilia-Romagna Region (IT). It is called "360°" because it factors in the environmental, economic and social aspects of catering and gives a broad and holistic view of sustainability.
The certification is based on a technical specification drawn up within the project and containing guidelines, indicators and evaluation sheets. When a restaurant owner/manager undergoes the evaluation and is certified, they undertake to abide by sustainable principles. Preventing food waste and embracing circularity are part and parcel of the general concept of sustainability.
- Making restaurant owners/managers aware of the environmental, social and economic sustainability of their activities
- Identifying indicators for measuring, if only partially, the positive and negative repercussions of the activities carried out by restaurant owners/managers.