By 30 June, Jikoni restaurant in London's Marylebone expects to be certified as carbon-neutral.
Jikoni's team and its founders, Nadeem Lalani Nanjuwany and Ravinder Bhogal (pictured), have worked with non-profit organisation Climate Neutral towards the certification. The restaurant has been powered by solar power, wind power and carbon neutral 'green gas' since September 2019 and the process of certification has been ongoing for the past few months.
Nanjuwany said: "It is the work of our whole team and we feel lends a positive energy to our hospitality at Jikoni. While we believe this is a completely necessary step, we wanted to celebrate this and talk about it to show it is completely possible for small, independent businesses to achieve this."
Mexican restaurant group Wahaca became the UK's first carbon-neutral restaurant group in compliance with the Carbon Neutral Protocol in 2016 and groups including Nando's and Gaucho have committed to reaching net zero by 2030.
Meanwhile, Carbon Free Dining-certified restaurants include Tredwells in London's Covent Garden, Haar by Dean Banks in St Andrews and the Cubitt House group.
On 27 June Bhogal will host a panel of female entrepreneurs for a celebratory dinner and panel talk to mark Jikoni's new carbon neutral status.