The First Award for Actual Carbon Footprint

Sets a new benchmark for the Hong Kong F&B sector

This is a groundbreaking initiative that
revolutionises the recognition of environmentally responsible dining establishments. This prestigious accolade sets a new benchmark for the Hong Kong food and beverage (F&B) sector by incorporating actual audited carbon emissions.

The awards inspire positive change

For the first time ever, the award evaluates not only culinary excellence but also each restaurant’s carbon footprint, ensuring transparency and accountability. By promoting sustainable practices, energy efficiency, waste reduction, and responsible sourcing, the award inspires positive change.

Establishes industry-wide carbon emission standards

With a focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and combating climate change, the award establishes industry-wide carbon emission standards. It celebrates restaurants that prioritize environmental stewardship, encouraging a greener and more sustainable F&B sector in Hong Kong.

Shape a sustainable future for dining in Hong Kong

Join us on this transformative journey to shape a sustainable future for dining in Hong Kong.
The award sets a powerful precedent, driving innovation and exemplifying the potential for environmental responsibility in the culinary industry.

Increase media coverage in the green aspect

Gain recognition as a sustainable leader in F&B sector

Enrich your sustainability actions and reports

Registration Now Open !

Registration is now open until September 2024! Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Additionally, a grand Award Ceremony will be held at ECO Expo Asia on Nov 1, 2024.

The evaluation for the award will be based on the actual carbon footprint across the following attributes:


 ✔  Landscaping
 ✔  Kitchen


✔  Heating, Cooling, Ventilation
✔  Water Heating
✔  Lighting
✔  On-site Electricity Production
✔  Renewable Energy


✔  Recycling
✔  Waste Reduction
✔  Food Waste Diversion
✔  Food Waste Reduction


✔  Local Food
✔  Vegan and Vegetarian Menu Options
✔  Sustainable Seafood
✔  Sustainable Food & Beverage

Reusables &

✔  Limiting Disposable Waste
✔  Disposables and Reusable Alternatives
✔  Compostable Disposables in a Close Loop Waste Stream

Awards Standard


The carbon emission standard for Hong Kong restaurants is derived from the financial reports of the 40 listed restaurants.


We calculated from these reports mean of scope 1 + 2 carbon emissions per million HKD sales from these reports. The average carbon emission in 2022 is 15 metric tonnes of CO2 equivalent per million on revenue.


We established it as the benchmark for carbon emissions in the Hong Kong restaurant industry.

  • Now-Sep 2024 : Submit application
  • Sep 2024 : Submit carbon data for award 
  • Oct 2024 : Audit by BSI
  • 1 Nov 2024 : Award ceremony @ ECO Expo Asia 2024
  • Sustainable Restaurant of the Year
  • Gold Award
  • Silver Award
  • Bronze Award
  • Sustainable Restaurant Award
  • Restaurant with ≤ 4 outlets HKD28,000
  • Restaurant with ≥ 5 outlets HKD48,000

Contestants’ Benefits: 

Enjoy All Exclusive Free Rewards

Benefit 1

Promote on ZERO2 App

  • Free to join ZERO2 as green merchant partner with promotion on ZERO2
  • Waived coupons listing fee until program ends
  • 100,000+ registered users
  • Interactive events & functions with restaurant customers and ZERO2 app users

Benefit 2

Be TT Green® Lite member

  • Free one-year subscription
  • One-stop carbon management and reporting platform

Benefit 3

Get table at Eco Expo 2024

  • Limited offer, first-come-first served
  • A market area on Eco Expo 2024 Green Mart public day (2 Nov)
  • Promote and sell products to public visitors

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