Sustainability Certification The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste
Helping hospitality leaders stand out
and benchmark outlets’ performance
Third-party audited certification on food waste
Designed to improve the bottom line
You will cut 5% in food costs per cover and understand how you perform vs. other hospitality leaders globally.
Stand out from your competition
You will have the opportunity to show your leadership to attract new guests and new talents.
4 levels of certification
Certified organisations will be attributed a badge based on their overall score and have access to a marketing communication toolbox.
What certified hotels and restaurants say about The PLEDGE™
Executive Chef Jakub Mares
Hotel General Manager Peter Caprez
7 key pillars
The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste is a comprehensive framework based on 95 criteria.
Get support from an Accredited Consultant
Grow better with the right option
Whatever you choose, you will be recognized for your efforts and leverage a competitive advantage!
Option 1: Get access to the criteria and DIY
Does your team already have everything in place to maximize food cost reduction?
Get access to the 95 criteria and apply to become certified by yourself.
Option 2: Get premium support from BetterTable.caOption
Do you need premium support to maximize your chances to rank high?
BetterTable.ca is the first Canadian company with an Accredited Consultant.
Most frequent questions and answers
On average, certified restaurants save 5% on food costs per cover.
Some properties from the Hyatt group have saved USD $100K per year.
The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste is a certification program for hotels and restaurants willing to improve their bottom line while accessing new customers. It is a comprehensive framework that is third-party verified, 100% online and based on 95 criteria. Certified businesses cut on food costs, save food and expand their brand image.
THIRD-PARTY VERIFIED: unlike Green Key Global, there is no self-assessment. The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste is a third-party audited certification.
FOCUSED ON ROI: unlike other important sustainability actions like single-use plastics, Ocean Wise or energy efficiency, The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste is focused on practical and scalable solutions to reduce food costs and climate impact. No costly sustainable actions with low return on investment: only criteria that positively affect your profitability.
FOCUSED ON RESTAURANTS: unlike other sustainability programs, The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste is tailored to the hospitality industry.
If you choose to get support from an Accredited Consultant, you will get premium coaching to make sure you are maximizing your chances to be certified and reach the highest scores. Check out the global network of Accredited Consultants.
So far, certified restaurants can be found in Singapore, Thailand, Denmark, Mauritius and in the United States of America: Build Back Better Project Detroit. Canadian restaurants can benefit from the support of Ben Liegey, the first Accredited Consultant in Canada.
The PLEDGE™ platform can be made available for free for academic projects. Contact us to learn more about this opportunity.