Industry leader both fosters a more humane supply chain and addresses the needs of family farmers who provide the bulk of U.S. broiler chickens
GAITHERSBURG, Md., December 21, 2016. In a joint announcement today with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, committed to working with U.S. suppliers to further improve the treatment of broiler chickens in its supply chain by 2024. READ
From among the more than 800 government entities, businesses and organizations that participated in its Food Recovery Challenge, the EPA recognizes Sodexo for its leadership
GAITHERSBURG, Md., December 12, 2016. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized the accomplishments of 13 organizations and businesses participating in EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge. Sodexo, world leader of Quality of Life services, was recognized for its leadership in reducing food waste through strategic food recovery efforts and its ability to leverage best practices in support of such efforts at its client sites.
Local food purchasing within the University of Maine System has increased every month since Sodexo began instituting local procurement processes
GAITHERSBURG, Md., December 7, 2016. Sodexo, world leader of Quality of Life services, and the University of Maine are bridging the gap between local business owners and food distributors through an information expo on serving locally sourced seafood and produce on college campuses. On November 1 and 3, Sodexo and the University of Maine hosted Scaling Up, a networking and professional development event aimed at helping local farmers, businesses, and fishermen secure a larger market reach for their products.
Driving measurable waste reduction in operations through awareness and behavior change are hallmarks of Sodexo’s industry-leading efforts to advance sustainable consumption
GAITHERSBURG, Md., November 17, 2016. Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, today announced being named by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the inaugural class of the U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions. The recognition is awarded to U.S. businesses and organizations pledging concrete steps to reduce food loss and waste in their operations by 50 percent by 2030. It also aligns with the commitment Sodexo made last Spring for zero waste to landfill by 2025.
During fiscal year 2015 Sodexo spent more than $600 million on purchases in local communities and with small businesses
GAITHERSBURG, Md., November 10, 2016. Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, helps communities succeed by focusing on the sustainability of its supply chain from farm to fork. The global facilities management and food services provider, which operates locally within each community to purchase food and produce from thousands of local suppliers, farms, bakeries and dairy farms announced today that it spent more than $600 million on local sourcing during FY 2015 in North America, to include $36 million procuring goods from over 1,400 local farmers and co-ops.
Sodexo helps raise food waste awareness among the millions of customers it serves each day
GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 28, 2016. Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, announced promotional plans today in support of “Save the Food”, a national public service campaign developed by the Ad Council and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The campaign encourages Americans to make simple lifestyle changes to reduce waste in their own homes. Through the remainder of 2016, Sodexo will be the only food service provider highlighting the importance of reducing food waste using Save the Food public service announcements in both the serving and eating areas of its establishments.