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Food Should be Eaten, Not Wasted

Food should never be thrown away. 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 behaviour 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

stop  food wasteWhether 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 across Sodexo sites. In education institutions, we are conscious of students’ growing aspirations for sustainable living, and their appreciation for Sodexo’s environmental consciousness and expertise in nutrition.

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 it's food waste generated in the kitchen or consumer food waste. WasteWatch will be deployed across 3,000 client sites worldwide by 2020 and will reach all sites by 2025.

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

Two sodexo chefs pouring liquid in to a saucepanWe’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.In fact, Sodexo is reducing single-use plastics all over the world including North America, 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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