Who We Are

Blue consists of a core team from Oceanic Global, an expert advisory board, and a network of trained consultants worldwide.

The Blue Standard was developed by Oceanic Global with the help of an expert advisory board to enable businesses and industries to take meaningful action for our blue planet.

As individuals, the decisions we make each day are all opportunities to be agents of positive change.

That power compounds as we engage communities, businesses, institutions, and global brands in changing their behavior and influencing their networks of employees, stakeholders, customers, and guests. Through the work of Oceanic Global expert trained consultants worldwide, Blue offers actionable steps to maximize the positive impact we can all create in our immediate spheres and beyond.


About the Blue Standard

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History of Blue

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Blue Verification

A first of its kind cross-industry standard, Blue is composed of two synergistic offerings that work together to empower businesses to achieve measurable impact that protects our blue planet.

Business Operations

Blue's 3-Star Verification for Business Operations

Product + Packaging

Blue’s Plastic-free Verification for Consumer Goods

Blue Community


Synergistic nonprofits and community organizations that support, collaborate with, or implement Blue.


Experts trained to implement Blue with businesses and communities around the world.

Advisory Board

Blue was created with the support of Oceanic Globlal’s Scientific Advisory Board, which includes experts in the space of waste management, climate change, green chemistry, hospitality and industry best practice.

Zoe Reich

Vice President, ESG Advisory Lead, JLL

John Warner

Senior Vice President, Chemistry & Distinguished Research Fellow at Zymergen Corporation

Hervé Houdré

Founder, H2Consulting & Previous Chairman for the Hotel Association of NYC

Mia Davis

VP of Sustainability + Impact at Credo Beauty; Co-Founder at Pact Collective

Prof. Dr. Willy Legrand

Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management, IU International University of Applied Sciences

Tarajia Morrell

The Lovage; Writer & Hospitality Consultant

Stewart Moore

Founder & CEO, EarthCheck

Jim McNelly

Founder, U.S. Composting Council

Laura Canevari

Founder & CEO, ITACA

Sol Shafer

CEO, G33nGroup

Gaeleen Quinn

Co-Founder, QN Associates; U.S. Head of Impact, Too Good To Go

Blue Program Leads

The day-to-day Blue team is led by in-house sustainability experts specializing in business management, environmental engineering and supply chain.

  • Lea d’Auriol

    Founder & Executive Director

  • Natasha Berg

    Communications & Strategic Partnerships, BoD

  • Cassia Patel

    Program Director

  • Leah Tanner

    Marketing Manager

  • Zoe Reich

    Blue Standard Program Manager

  • Zak Day

    Music Partnerships

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Our Impact

Oceanic Global’s industry solutions have been creating a ripple of change since 2018.


Verified Businesses


Countries Reached


Blue List


Policies Shaped


Island-wide Projects


Blue Expert Consultants


Single-use Plastic Items Eliminated


Pounds of Plastic Removed

Blue is a registered verification program on the International Trade Centre’s Standards Map, a joint mandate of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

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