Sodexo launches new planet-friendly menus globally
Sep. 10, 2019
Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, announces that it is now working with Knorr Professional and leading conservation organization WWF-UK to bring more sustainable food choices to more consumers across the world.
- Sodexo partners with WWF-UK and Knorr Professional to bring more sustainable meals to diners and contribute to a more responsible food system
- The Future 50 Foods Report, co-written by Knorr and WWF-UK identifies 50 foods that are nutritious and have a lower environmental impact
- Sodexo is the first global player to serve Future 50 Foods on a large scale
- Sodexo to roll out 40 plant-based recipes containing the Future 50 Foods, starting with 5,000 kitchens in Belgium, the US, France and the UK
Sodexo will feature recipes inspired by Knorr and WWF-UK’s Future 50 Foods report, 50 nutritious foods that are healthy, flavourful, accessible and can be better for the planet than comparison foods.
The Future 50 Foods report launched by Knorr and WWF-UK in February 2019, brought together scientists, nutritionists and agricultural experts to identify 50 ingredients to contribute to a more sustainable food system. The list combines familiar foods, such as lentils, wild rice and kale, with lesser-known foods like fonio, pumpkin flowers and cactus, selected for their lower environmental impact and high nutritional value.
Sodexo and Knorr Professional chefs and nutritionists have developed forty recipes using ingredients from the Future 50 Foods report and introducing them in kitchens globally. This initial roll-out includes more than 5000 locations in Belgium, the United States, the United Kingdom and France, including business and government offices, universities and hospitals.
This partnership builds on Sodexo’s commitment to providing consumers with more responsible food choices and contributing to positive impact on the global food system. Last year, Sodexo launched 200 plant-based meals in the US and in 2017 developed Green & Lean sustainable recipes in the UK & Ireland featuring balanced, responsibly sourced and healthier ingredients. Future 50 Foods supports the company’s nutrition, health and wellness commitments, menu strategy and sustainable sourcing guidelines.