A better tomorrow depends on what we do today. Since 1966, corporate responsibility has been at the heart of what we do. Our clients and suppliers can rely on our experience to help them achieve their own sustainability goals. We make our impacts on society and the environment through everyday interactions. We aspire for a better tomorrow.

U.S. Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Report

“A Better Tomorrow: 2021 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Report” covers Sodexo USA during fiscal year 2021 (September 2020 to August 2021). Our Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are reported from June 2020 to May 2021 and cover our On-Site Services, excluding Employee Benefits & Rewards, Home Services and entegra. We are committed to enhancing our reporting every year, and this year we provide more detail on our KPIs.

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How will we know we’re “getting it right”?

Better Tomorrow 2025 is our global corporate responsibility strategy that helps us use what we do best to make positive contributions to society and the environment — and to help our clients to do the same.

It outlines nine interconnected commitments we’ve made to leverage our roles as employer, service provider and corporate citizen to achieve positive impact for individuals, communities and the environment.

Everything we do should add up to a better tomorrow. Our road map propels our action and frames our progress on the most material issues so we can use our unique position to make a difference. It is in alignment with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, and we support the global effort for a more equitable world.

View accessible version of Better Tomorrow 2025 roadmap.


 

These nine commitments may be displayed in boxes, but we don’t think of them in silos. Each impact area is separate so that we can set clear targets against individual goals, and so that you can hold us accountable for meeting them. We invite you to learn more about what’s inside these boxes on our website and in our reporting.

In practice and in life, we know these boxes are all linked. In fact, you can’t have one without the others. They’re interdependent , just like our sustainable practices are woven into how we engage with our clients, supply partners and communities.

 

Measuring progress

Our reporting system at the client site and country level helps to track our actions and progress toward our commitments. Beyond our Better Tomorrow 2025 commitments, we also track our progress on over 20 topics, including: employee engagement and working conditions, diversity and gender balance, sustainable and responsible sourcing, our environmental footprint and our impact on communities.

Each year, our Internal Audit team and our Third Party Statutory Auditors review all the data collected to ensure its accuracy. This process helps us identify risks, weak signals, market trends and client and consumer expectations to better embed sustainability practices in our activities.

 

Key 2020 highlights

Want to know more about our progress on other key issues? We invite you to consult our Global Non-Financial Key Figures

View our recent awards and recognition

 

When you choose Sodexo, you choose sustainability, responsibility and equity

Creating a better tomorrow requires concrete action, behavior change, measurement and an understanding of what works, drawing on expertise across our global and multisector business.

Because so much of our work with clients is behind the scenes, it’s not always easy to see. We design and deliver sustainable, responsible solutions so that our clients can be CSR leaders. From sustainability novice to award-winning CSR expert, we meet our clients’ current needs while helping them achieve their missions and long-term CSR goals.

When clients, employees, supplier partners, investors and consumers share a common desire to make a positive contribution to society and the environment, we can do more good – together.

Your Goals + Our Solutions = A Better Tomorrow  

 

Choosing our focus

Our current Better Tomorrow 2025 strategy is not our first; in 2009 we unveiled our initial corporate responsibility road map. We continually reassess, in step with business changes and stakeholder feedback. As you can see in the chart below — also known as our materiality matrix — we identify and rank the issues, according to their impacts, through interviews and surveys with employees, clients and suppliers. The results help shape our road map.

View our most recent sustainability reporting