Michelin is to introduce a symbol to mark restaurants which promote ‘sustainable gastronomy’ in all future editions of its guidebooks. The new green clover is awarded to restaurants that focus on “preserving resources and embracing biodiversity, reducing food waste and reducing the consumption of non-renewable energy”. The 2020 French edition of the guide is the first to feature the new assessment, with 50 restaurants highlighted for their environmental practices. The new symbol follows Michelin’s first Sustainability Awards last year, where SRA member Loam in Galway won the award. Given the influence and recognition that Michelin has, it’s great to see environmental issues feature, however sustainability is about more than just environmental credentials, and restaurants have an impact not just on the planet but on the people and communities around them.