Waste

Waste is one of our biggest collective  challenges. Tackling it is critical to reducing  greenhouse gas emissions, protecting land and water and improving livelihoods.

An issue close to our heart

When it comes to food waste, we have a particularly vital role to play. A third of food is wasted globally every day. The United Nations aims to cut food waste by 50% by 2030. We are uniquely positioned to help. With a supply chain of over 150,000 enterprises, 425,000 employees and 75 million consumers, there are many ways we can make a difference and revolutionize the way our industry deals with food waste.

Internally, we are committed to reducing food waste and conserving energy and water. So far, 89.7% of Sodexo sites have implemented equipment and processes to reduce organic waste.  And 81.5% of Sodexo sites have done the same for non-organic waste.

We have established a global program, WasteWatch – powered by LeanPath – which helps to identify causes and define action plans to prevent waste. Sites implementing WasteWatch can reduce food waste by 45% in two to six months.

We’re also committed to reducing waste beyond our own operations. So, we’re finding new ways to cut waste in the services we deliver to our clients and focusing on the role we play as a global leader in waste reduction.

Three issues close to our heart

Corporate responsability, hunger

Hunger

Corporate responsability, gender

Gender

Corporate responsability, waste

Waste

Nine commitments for a Better Tomorrow

The world is changing. Population growth, environmental issues and social shifts are changing the way we live and work. Businesses have to change, too.

International Food Waste Coalition

International Food Waste Coalition

Sodexo is a founding partner of the International Food Waste Coalition (IFWC). This not-for-profit association brings organizations together worldwide to reduce food waste throughout the food services value chain.

A better tomorrow insight

Waste is one of the biggest issues facing our planet. Every day, a third of the world’s food is wasted along with the energy and water used to produce it. This has a huge impact on the environment but changing it requires lots of small actions from lots of people.

Contact Us

Do you want more information about our corporate responsibility efforts and/or the Better Tomorrow Plan? Contact the Group Corporate Responsibility Team by email.