Take your food service operation to the next level with the international food waste certification, The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste.
We offer technical support to undergo The PLEDGE™, a third-party certification program that identifies and eliminates hidden sources of food waste. The program is organized around seven key pillars that include Process Documentation, Employee Commitment, Food Waste Monitoring, Food Handling Before Preparation, Food Preparation and Offering, Customer Engagement and Post Consumer Interaction. A third-party auditor reviews the work and awards a certification at the bronze, silver, gold, and all-star levels.
With a goal of zero waste sent to landfills, the program emphasizes waste prevention and landfill diversion, benefitting the restaurant, the community, and the environment. Restaurants typically see a 3-5% drop in food costs, surplus food will be shared with food rescue agencies, and food waste will be diverted to compost operations.