We are grateful to be ClimatePartner certified!
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Together for the future

As the oldest vegetarian restaurant in the world – according to Guinness World Records – we contribute our share to a future worth living. Deeply rooted in our mission statement, responsibility towards people, animals & nature is an essential part of our everyday life – so we have given thousands of animals a life in our 125-year history.

By the way: Our product range is already more than 80% plant-based.

The ClimatePartner certification enables us to improve even more systematically. It consists of calculating our CO₂ footprint, reducing it sensibly and consistently, and offsetting it by supporting various climate protection projects – by 2025, we aim to reduce our CO₂ emissions by 15%. 🌱

Our current CO₂ footprint is 2,895,900kg – equivalent to 2,654 economy flights from Zurich to New York.

To enable us to constantly reduce our CO₂ emissions, we adapt our purchasing philosophies, continuously review our entire product range in the interests of constant improvement, and regularly take internal measures to save CO₂ emissions in our day-to-day operations as well. 💚

Why do we do it & how do we achieve our goals?

We see it as our duty as part of society to manage our resources better in order to do our part for a livable future for generations to come. We see our ecological responsibility as an integral part of our business model as well as meaningful action for our planet and not as an expenditure of time and money.

For many years, we have been acting mindfully, planning our offerings as regionally as possible with 12 seasonal changes each year, relying on packaging made from recycled materials, fighting food waste together with Too Good To Go, rewarding our guests who bring their own reusable take-away containers, being part of various climate initiatives such as “Klima à la carte” by the city of Zurich, training chefs in the Hiltl Academy, and much more.

Our next big goal is to reduce our CO₂ footprint by 15% by 2025.

Here’s how we achieve this goal:

Halving of airfreight from 2.8% to 1.4% ton kilometers

Through analysis of our food waste annual reduction of food waste by 15%.

Use of 100% biogas and green electricity

Annual reduction of electricity consumption by 2%.

Further veganization of our dishes through our recipe development team

You can find all further details under our ClimatePartner ID