San Francisco Green Business Certified July 3, 2018 For over 40 years, Simmons Family Restaurants have been part of San Francisco. They’ve created and developed a broad range of Bay Area restaurants and destinations, including San Francisco’s PIER 39. Cheers — First Restaurant on the “Wharf” to have this certification. SIMCO restaurants continue to make strides in helping the environment, each of which they are incredibly proud of. In 2011 they became a Seafood Watch partner and began purchasing 100% sustainable seafood. Serving over 200 tons of seafood a year, they felt the need to do their part in protecting the oceans. They made numerous menu changes to meet the Seafood Watch partnership. With a focus on protecting the oceans, SIMCO switched from using plastic to paper straws in 2017. Since their switch to paper straws, PIER 39 has also started a PIER wide goal to “Skip the Straw”. As of June 2018, SIMCO restaurants are proud to be San Francisco Green Businesses. In becoming a Green Business, they re-evaluated their methods on what it means to be sustainable. Through a strict process, SIMCO focused on their sustainable disposing approaches. SIMCO has been composting food waste since mid 2005, and felt the need to better their green practices. SIMCO values the environment and all that it offers. Dedicated to protecting the environment, they therefore strive to meet the highest environmental standards. As a top priority, SIMCO is committed to environmental sustainability and making further connections to communities that share their values. Congratulations to Wipeout Bar & Grill, Fog Harbor and Pier Market for their dedication, hard work and commitment to help keep San Francisco GREEN.