Our accredited organizations
LightBlue Environmental Consulting is a for-profit social enterprise founded in 2012 with the vision to reconcile Operation Excellence with Sustainability.
LightBlue's team has spent 7 years developing unique skills, technologies and methodologies to minimize food waste for International Hotel Groups (Marriott, Hyatt, Accor...), government agencies (TCEB), Intl Organizations (Michelin Guide Th., WWF...) and restaurant groups (Cofoco) in 5 countries
Our accredited consultants
Ben is the Co-Founder of Rethink2Gether and therefore an expert in food waste, sustainability and consulting. his vision is to create a world where avoidable food waste no longer exists. With his deep understanding of the operational and societal challenges that food waste represents, as well as his proven ability to adopt a systematic approach to tackle it, while maximizing benefits for its clients, The PLEDGE has a great consultant in him for all clients in Canada.
Danielle is the founder and director of Detroit-based Make Food Not Waste. Founded in 2017, Make Food Not Waste helps businesses and individuals gain the skills needed to prevent sending food to landfills. Danielle built the organization on the premise that wasting food is not only fundamentally avoidable but is also relatively straightforward. Through partnerships with local and national organizations, Make Food Not Waste supports a variety of prevention, recovery, and diversion efforts to help build a waste-free future.
Claudine is a Consultant, Researcher and Project Manager with 15 years' international experience in environmental issues, sustainability and climate change. Her current areas of work include sustainable tourism, resource efficiency, reducing food waste and climate change. She provides technical advice to help clients such as hotels, tour operators and tourist attractions to improve the sustainability of their operations and professional services including carbon footprint assessments, sustainability certification audits and social and environmental assessments.
Having been a Hotel Manager for 25 years, Marcel stands out with his experience in the hospitality industry. As a previous recipient of two Travelife GOLD awards in his own high end lodge "The Gambia" he also took the opportunity to learn more about Travelife by becoming an independent auditor in July 2012. By becoming an Accredited Consultant for The PLEDGE he fused all his expertise to successfully accompany clients in Spain.
Business strategy and management are at the heart of Lauren’s education and she chose sustainability as area of expertise. Lauren was consultant for 5 years for sustainability and innovation consulting firms, working on reputation risk management and stakeholder engagement. Appalled at the waste footprint of tourism, she joined LightBlue as Operations and Strategy Manager and supports hotels and restaurants to cut on food waste. Lauren is also a certified sustainable tourism auditor.
Martin is a Belgium-based dynamic professional with a proven track-record in business development and project management. He is excited about companies and organizations that deliver real added-value to the creation of sustainable societies.
With his experience in the food waste sector, Martin is able to accompany any organization willing to take steps towards more financial and environmental efficiency through the adoption of the PLEDGE on Food Waste.
Pierre has worked in food waste prevention consulting and specifically on the development of the PLEDGE, thus he can successfully drive an organization through the implantation of this food waste programme.
He is passionate about sustainability and circular economics. Pierre thinks small changes matter as well as participating in moving the big picture in the right direction. He advocates for a different vision on global waste and how we should see it as an opportunity to become more efficient.
Our accredited representatives
Carol is a certified and accredited facilitator for Accountability and Leadership.
As an Accountability Practitioner, Carol is zealous about building a culture of Zero Food Waste Accountability in the hospitality Industry in Africa.
She partners with hotels & restaurants that are serious and committed to contribute to a Zero Hunger society, uphold Responsible Food Consumption and Production and act on Climate Change.
Carol is based in South Africa but operates in many other countries in Africa, making her an ideal partner for the development of The PLEDGE on the continent.
The Canary Islands
Jo is a sustainability professional and experienced health and safety auditor, with over 20 years in the travel industry. With a specific focus on waste and resource reduction, she works extensively with hotels and accommodation providers around the world, supporting management teams to make practical and realistic changes that acknowledge the commercial realities of the hospitality industry. Her approach champions actions that work in tandem with the customer experience and that emphasise strong communications and engagement with both staff and guests.
Become intimate with the PLEDGE and build your career as a Food Waste Consultant! Acquire specific knowledge, coupled with robust methodology and actionable tools, to confidently accompany YOUR customers through the certification process.
You are not only answering the demand of a growing crowd of foodies with an increasing appetite for responsible dining options, you are creating your own responsible business too.
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