Sustainable Food Initiatives
Glasgow is aiming to make its food and drink offering healthier and more sustainable to tackle some of today’s social, economic and environmental issues.
In 2018 Glasgow established a Food Charter to encourage local businesses to use locally sourced, sustainable products.
The city is also part of the Sustainable Food Places network, which brings together pioneering UK food partnerships that are driving innovation and best practice on all aspects of healthy and sustainable food. In 2021, Glasgow was awarded Sustainable Food Places Bronze Award recognising the success of taking a joined up, holistic approach to food.
Glasgow Food Policy Partnership - a group of public, private and voluntary sector organisations aiming to create a fairer, healthier, more sustainable and resilient food system – have created the ‘Good Food For All’ initiative and the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce has been recognised globally for its pioneering project to drive the circular economy in the city.
Many Glasgow based restaurants have also received VisitScotland's 'Taste Our Best Accreditation', which recognises businesses that provide locally sourced, quality food and drink. One of the criteria is that a minimum of 40% of the produce used and promoted is Scottish, with the use of seasonal menus.