Sustainable Fish and Seafood

We will source sustainable fish and seafood in all countries where we operate.

Sustainable Fish and Seafood

Why Does Sodexo Engage?

Seafood consumption has doubled over the last 40 years, but fish stocks have not kept pace. Fish is an important part of healthy diets and constitutes 17 of the global population’s protein intake. In addition, fish and seafood support the livelihoods of 10-12 of the world’s population, most of them in the developing world. For these reasons, Sodexo has made sustainable seafood a cornerstone of its sustainable sourcing approach.

How Does Sodexo Engage?

Sodexo’s strategy for sustainable seafood seeks to protect this important resource by:

  • Maintaining a wide variety of sustainable species in catalogues and menus;

  • Protecting species identified as being at risk by removing them from the supply chain where no improvement processes are in place or by implementing control measures;

  • Increasing the use of Eco-standards to guarantee respect of sustainability criteria for both farm-raised and wild caught fish;

  • Establishing sustainable supply for aquaculture in accordance with the highest environmental and social standards;

  • Collaborating with the WWF and working with other NGOs for technical advice on Sodexo’s sustainable seafood sourcing. WWF advises the Company on sourcing both wild caught and farm-raised fish.

More commitments on Sustainable Supply Chain:

Supplier Code of Conduct

All of Sodexo’s suppliers are required to pledge to conduct business with the highest ethical, social and environmental practices as defined by our Supplier Code of Conduct.

Local, Seasonal or Sustainable Products

A strategy for sourcing the five commodities that are the most important for our business and have the highest environmental impacts.

Sustainable Equipment and Supplies

We currently use 1.5 Earths to support our activities and by 2030 humanity will need the capacity of two Earths.


In Fiscal 2016,


of the fish and seafood served by Sodexo was certified sustainable.

Sodexo Fiscal Year 2016