Environment

We are committed to 4 key areas of concern: the Supply Chain code of conduct; local, seasonal and sustainably grown products; sustainable fish and seafood; and sustainable equipment and supplies

Non Organic waste

Non Organic waste

We will reduce non organic waste in all the countries where we operate and at clients' sites by 2015. We will continue to support initiatives to recover non organic waste.

We encourage the implementation of recycling programs for the service vouchers issued by Sodexo. Today, 95% of issued vouchers are recycled in 19 countries. Furthermore, the Group selects more environmentally friendly paper suppliers for voucher production.

In Australia, since 2007, the Resource Recovery Program aims to segregate and recycle as many waste streams as possible. It has now been deployed across 22 of our remote sites around Australia. Over 750 metric tons of materials have been recycled, reducing waste sent to landfills by 1,783 m3. In 2010, a new facility for processing glass and cardboard was installed. The program has raised more than AUS$95,000 with all profits going to local charities.

Organic waste

Organic waste

We will reduce organic waste in all the countries where we operate and at all of our clients' sites by 2015. We will support initiatives to recover organic waste. Of our total waste, 95% consists of organic waste and packaging materials. For that reason, we are supporting a number of initiatives to recover these wastes.

In several countries, Sodexo is implementing programs to optimize the collection and recovery of used cooking oil from all restaurant kitchens. Biodiesel from used cooking oil emits 78% less CO2 than petroleum-based diesel. In 2010, 200 metric tons of used cooking oil were recycled in Belgium. Every year in France, more than 100 metric tons of used cooking oil are collected across almost 900 sites. In the UK, a plant to convert used cooking oil into biodiesel was installed at a client site and the UK business produces some 350,000 liters of biodiesel from used cooking oil annually. In Turkey, used cooking oil collected from all sites produced 11.5 metric tons of recycled cooking oil in 2010.

Read the case study Stop Wasting Food

The Better Tomorrow Plan

Better Tomorrow Plan (135x150)

Sodexo is committed to sustainable development and has defined a worldwide roadmap.