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Ristorazione Sostenibile 360°: how to make catering wholly sustainable

Ristorazione 360°

Type of organisation or company:

Emilia-Romagna Region

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Project elaborated in partnership: 
Submitted by: 
ICESP (Italian Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform)
Start/End date: 
10/2018 to 12/2020

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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.

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Main results: 
  • 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.