We are committed to 4 key areas of concern: the Supply Chain code of conduct; local, seasonal and sustainably grown products; sustainable fish and seafood; and sustainable equipment and supplies.
Energy and Emissions
We leverage our reach and scale by implementing environmental reduction programs at the sites we serve. Our overall goal in North America is that 100 percent of sites implement a reduction program by 2020.
Water and Effluents
Our goal in North America is that 100 percent of sites implement complete water reduction programs by 2020. Our criteria for an effective water reduction plan include client and employee engagement steps, equipment and process changes, and performance measurement. The cumulative impact of these water reduction and water efficiency measures will contribute not only to a smaller total water footprint, but also to the bottom line of our clients.
Materials and Waste
In North America, our goal is that 100 percent of sites will implement a waste reduction program by 2015. Reduction programs are the specific criteria that we implement at site-level to drive overall waste reduction throughout our portfolio of accounts. The criteria include site-level client and employee engagement, system and efficiency improvements, and more precise measurement of performance.
Measures to streamline food purchasing and reduce waste within our food preparation and storage systems realize savings to both Sodexo and our clients in terms of food costs and waste disposal fees. On the consumer side, we are focusing our efforts on reducing waste by implementing educational initiatives such as promoting trayless dining and site level recycling programs.