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Carluccio's awarded two-star-status by the SRA

24 January 2013 by
Carluccio's awarded two-star-status by the SRA

Italian restaurant-deli chain Carluccio's has been awarded a two-star-status by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA), making it the largest restaurant group to achieve this rating.

The 69-strong chain has been a founding member of the SRA since its inception in 2010 and received a one-star rating in 2011.

Since then Carluccio's has continued to improve its business practices across the SRA's three main concerns, including sourcing, the environment and social engagement.

Commendable initiatives at Carluccio's include an audit of their seafood to ensure that fish listed as ‘Fish to Avoid' by the Marine Conservation Society were taken off the menu. The group has also improved on energy saving, now using eco-friendly cleaning chemicals, and makes contributions from every cup of coffee it sells to the Rainforest Foundation UK.

Simon Kossoff, chief executive of Carluccio's, said: "By changing the way we behave as a business, we are aiming to improve both the social and environmental impact of our operations. We know this is just the start of a long journey for us with much more work to do, but we're proud of the steps we've taken so far."

Mark Linehan, managing director of the SRA, added: "The SRA's goal is to help restaurants improve their sustainability year on year and that is exactly what Carluccio's is doing. As a well known name on high streets across the UK Carluccio's is providing thousands of diners with sustainable choices."

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By Kerstin Kühn

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