Restaurant business Stem & Glory has been celebrated as a ‘Hero of Net Zero’ at a COP26 awards ceremony.
More than 160 businesses entered the competition, making a commitment at the UK Business Climate Hub to achieve net zero by 2050, in line with the government’s own climate commitment.
The plant-based chain, based in the City of London and Cambridge, were shortlisted in the small business category for demonstrating a range of measures taken on its journey to net zero, including sourcing local ingredients, refurbishing restaurants with recycled and reclaimed materials and working with partners to offset its menu emissions.
Louise Palmer-Masterton, CEO and founder of Stem & Glory, said: “Since we started on our net zero mission, we have become extremely motivated for our own journey to serve as an example to help other businesses start and progress their own net zero journeys.
“We are both humbled and delighted to be acknowledged as a Hero of Net Zero, and this will hopefully give even more strength to our own mission as well as positively impacting other businesses.”
Stem & Glory won over the competition judges for its innovative and green mindset about how they source, use, and cook ingredients.
Judges also liked the business’ ambition to share their green learnings with restaurants everywhere.
The chain provides contemporary plant-based cuisine in two locations, with a third restaurant opening in London in the near future.
The business has also created a ready meal range which will soon be seen on supermarket shelves.
The Heroes of Net Zero competition is part of the government’s Together for Our Planet campaign, run by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.