FOOD WASTE : A GLOBAL ISSUE
1/3 of food produced is lost or wasted globally
3rd largest CO2 equivalent emitter if food waste were a country
Tackling the issue is a $700 billion global opportunity
ABOUT THE PLEDGE™
The PLEDGE is a practical and scalable answer to a widely underestimated issue with dire consequences: Food Waste. In line with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals 2, 12 and 13 and designed on first-hand knowledge from FnB sustainability experts and academics, it helps restaurants to drastically reduce Food Waste, cut on cost, boost their image and foster collaboration with complementary food waste solution providers.
The third party audited certification is articulated around 7 key pillars that include Policy adoption, Food Waste Monitoring System, Cross Department Responsibilities, Staff Awareness, Procedure Improvement, Guest Engagement and Transformation / Redistribution to avoid landfilling. The angle is for food operations to aim for zero food waste to landfill. The full process is online, and the recommended food waste monitoring methodology has been designed to align with the United Nations’ Draft Food Loss and Waste Standard. The certification process until the audit usually takes 4 to 6 months.
78 COMPULSORY = 70%
17 BONUS = 30%
4 LEVELS OF CERTIFICATION
Certified organisations will be attributed a badge based on their overall score and have access to a marketing communication toolbox.
BENEFITS OF IMPLEMENTATION
By taking the PLEDGE™ you can reduce your food waste by up to 40%, with a payback of 4-6 months of starting the programme. The food waste that is prevented results in pure savings.
Our comprehensive training and staff support drives employee participation, resulting in more efficient performance. Most employees who have taken the PLEDGE™ agree that it has changed the way they look at food waste.
Get your efforts recognized!
Organizations that show compliance with the PLEDGE™ get access to the communication tool box and the right to use the logo on marketing collaterals.