Introducing a new community of changemakers in Malta

Our mission this year is to kick start a new sustainable hospitality culture in Malta for 2018 and beyond. We invite local hospitality establishments to participate in this exciting and growing network of change, and work towards the shared UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of responsible production and consumption.

Our certified eateries and drinking outlets have committed to minimizing their environmental impact, and are working towards ways in which they can offer their most sustainable service to the public. We are an open community who aim to continuously develop this committed circle of service providers, suppliers and responsible consumers, and we would love to hear from you if you are interested in joining us.

Our three tiered recognition of commitment stemmed from a collaboration between Global Green Events and the Valletta 2018 Foundation early 2018, during which they teamed up and launched a call out for sustainable bars and eateries in Malta. The certification is endorsed by Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) and the Ministry of Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change. This structure offers different opportunities for you to participate, and our community can offer guidance and ideas to support your sustainable journey.

We have outlined the participatory criteria for certification here below:

Bronze rating

  1. Waste separation/recycling in-house
  2. No plastic/jablo disposables (inc straws and single use plastic carrier bags), compostable disposables only
  3. Ashtrays are provided, waste separation in outdoor seating areas

Silver rating
In addition to the bronze policies:

  1. Offer water refills from an in-house dispenser
  2. Offer ‘bring your own container’ initiatives
  3. Implement a minimum of 3 packaging reduction initiatives

Gold rating
In addition to the bronze and silver policies:

  1. Use biodegradable cleaning products
  2. Offer fair trade or organic coffee/teas
  3. Promote and educate on environmentally conscious food choices

The sustainable database will be promoted throughout the year, and through collaborations with influential stakeholders, ensure any positive changes within the industry will be recognized and supported well beyond 2018.

Each establishment will receive:

  • Listing on the Sustainable Eats and Treats social media page and website
  • Promotion through stakeholders
  • A 2 hour free sustainability audit by our Sustainability Consultant Gayle Murphy
  • A follow up report with key focus areas and strategies to move forward
  • Certification based on the level of achievement endorsed by Global Green Events, the MTA and the Ministry of Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change, that can be displayed within the establishment