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Food should be eaten, not wasted

Food should never be thrown away. Nearly all our site managers, chefs and kitchen staff have implemented initiatives to cut waste. But this is not enough. We're using data to identify actions that can change behavior and reduce food waste. For us, it's an opportunity to inspire creativity from our chefs, create new ways of enjoying food, and adopt more efficient operations for our planet.

Working across the board

Illustration of a girl on a skateboard and the word stop with food waste going in to a binWhether it’s during the ordering, storage, preparation, or serving process, we are working together with our teams, clients and suppliers to reduce food and collateral waste at across Sodexo sites.

 

WasteWatch

Sodexo chef cutting tomatoes in a kitchenFor Sodexo, the fight against food waste is part of our daily routine. By using the WasteWatch program, Sodexo teams are able to easily capture food waste data and take action to drive cultural and behavioral change, whether food waste generated in the kitchen or consumer food waste.

 

Training and development

Two sodexo chefs pouring liquid in to a saucepanWe are training our teams to be sustainably minded and have developed training and personal development programs to empower employees, customers and clients to waste less by celebrating the benefits of conserving food, water, energy, paper and raw material.

 

Packaging and recycling

A salad in a recyclable bowlWe’ve introduced innovative packaging and recycling solutions, such as re-useable materials, bioplastics, and organic material, to help eliminate plastic waste from ending up in landfills. Our North American Single Use Plastics Reduction Plan is just one of many initiatives bringing tremendous benefits to the environment and human health.  We also have similar programs in place to reduce plastics in the UK, France, Australia, the Philippines and Malaysia.

Growing Responsibly

In 1966, we were among the first few companies in the world to place a social element at the core of its mission. Why? Because we have always wanted our growth to make sense.

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