Food Made Good Standard

The Food Made Good Standard is the world’s largest sustainability certification designed for food and beverage businesses including restaurants, caterers, bars, cafés and hotels.  Tailored for the sector it assesses behaviour, measures action, celebrates progress and provides a customised roadmap for improvement.   

With a holistic approach that includes every aspect of what sustainability means in today’s environment, the Standard is rooted in practical actions that any UAE food service business can take, providing clear direction, support and – ultimately – a respected, recognized third party certification that customers and stakeholders can trust.   

Why is this important for the UAE hospitality and restaurant industry? 

The food and beverage industries behind the global food system, are directly responsible for 30% of global GHG emissions.  The hospitality industry contributes significantly to this figure and in the UAE, consider the vital role that we play: 

  • AED6 billion worth of food is wasted annually in the UAE 
  • The UAE hospitality sector employs 1 in 10 people and 60% are women
  • 80% – 90% of all food consumed in the UAE is imported 
  • UAE has one of the lowest water supplies in the region and >80% of our agriculture uses groundwater 
  • The UAE has a national strategy to reduce food waste by 50% by 2030

The Food Made Good Standard is one of the easiest ways to access a more sustainable journey.  Each step counts and there is no better time to begin than today.