What is the PLEDGE™ On Food Waste?
The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste 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 F&B sustainability experts and academics, it helps restaurants to drastically reduce Food Waste, cut on cost, boost their image, and foster collaboration with complimentary food waste solution providers.
The Singapore-based third-party audited certification and benchmarking system is articulated around 7 key pillars that include Process Documentation, Employees Commitment, Food Waste Monitoring System, Food Handling Before Preparation, Food Preparation and Offering, Customer Engagement, and Post Consumer. 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.
Why is Food Waste an issue?
The 3rd biggest carbon emitter if food waste were a country.
1/3 of food produced is wasted each year enough to feed 3 billion people.
Tackling this issue represents a $700 billion opportunity globally.
5% reduction in cost per cover
Up to 30% reduction in food waste per cover
Demonstrate sustainable commitments
The PLEDGE 7 PILLARS
Food Handling Before Preparation
Food Waste Monitoring System
Complying & Reducing Food Waste
4 LEVELS OF CERTIFICATION
Our BONUS Criteria will guide you to a deeper commitment to food waste prevention and reach higher levels of The PLEDGE™ Certification.
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 program. The food waste that is prevented results in pure savings.
Our comprehensive training and staff support drive 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.
BENEFITS FOR CORPORATE
Uniform & Practical Methodology
used by professionals in the industry
Cost-effective & Scalable
access to criteria, compliance and audit are all 100% online
Mapping and Fostering Collaboration
of existing food waste solution providers along the food waste pyramid
performance metrics for reporting and gamification
based on best practices and new SOPs to cut on costs