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Reducing Carbon Emissions

Reducing Carbon Emissions

A stable climate is indispensable to quality of life. Sodexo is in a strong position to contribute to this global challenge through our core services. We know that the biggest impact we can have on climate change is in our supply chain and our client sites, so we focus our actions on sourcing sustainable products, reducing food waste and providing management services that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

A Science Based Target

Through our partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), we created a new methodology to calculate the carbon embedded in our operations and supply chain. This information has allowed us to set a target to reduce carbon emissions by 34% from our operations and supply chain between 2011 and 2025.

 

Food Waste Prevention

Food waste is one of our biggest collective challenges. Tackling it is critical to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, protecting land and water and improving livelihoods. That is why we have committed to eliminate food waste by 2025.

Learn about our food waste prevention strategy

 

Packaging and Recycling

We’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 that contribute to greenhouse gases. Single-use plastics, which include, containers, boxes, cups, bowls, utensils, wraps, bags, lids, straws and stirrers are causing damage to oceans, seafood, wildlife and the wider environment. Cutting down on single-use plastics is at the core of our fight against waste.

 

Sustainable Diets

Food production accounts for a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions, and helping people increase the share of plant-based foods in their diet is a critical step in reducing those emissions. Sodexo has launched plant-based menus in hundreds of accounts across its University, Healthcare and Corporate Services segments. The new menus, featuring 200 plant-based recipes, were created in partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the World Resource Institute-Better Buying Lab (WRI), to meet consumer demand for plant-based options and reduce the environmental impact of food offerings.
 

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