Nando's To Become Carbon Neutral In 2021

Restaurant chain Nando's has announced it is stepping up its efforts on the climate crisis and becoming carbon neutral by November this year.

Since 2015, Nando's have already reduced the carbon footprint of their meals by 40%. To continue their efforts they are now backing forestry and cookstove projects to offset our carbon footprint, which help change the lives of people in the brand's homeland of Southern Africa.

The chain supports the Kariba Forest Project in Zimbabwe – which aims to reduce deforestation and improve the lives of over 37,000 people through improved nutrition, healthcare and clean water – and Wonderbag's clean cooking project in South Africa – which aims to reduce the fuel needed for cooking by 70%.

And it's not just for today, they've outlined plans to step up for the future too, committing to become Net Zero by 2030.

Also new from Nando's this month is a selection of new plant-based and veggie options, including the new Rainbow Bowl - plant-based and packed with spiced grains, crunchy slaw, long-stem broccoli, pickled golden carrot, houmous and seeds; the Quinoa & Feta Salad - fully vegetarian, served with crunchy lettuce, semi-dried PERi-tomatoes, pitta croutons and tossed in a plant-based Lemon & Wild Garlic dressing; and the option to add new Nando's PERi-Plant Strips to your salad for an extra bit of PERi-PERi protein.

Find out more about Nando's and their sustainability efforts over on their website. Image credit -