Tackling waste is critical to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, protecting land and water and improving livelihoods.
A third of food is wasted globally every day. As a major food services company, we have a vital role to make things right.
The United Nations aims to cut food waste by 50% by 2030. At Sodexo, we are working to keep pace with it.
In addition to cutting food waste, we are committed to conserving energy and water. To date:
- 89.7% of Sodexo sites have implemented equipment and processes to reduce organic waste; and
- 81.5% of Sodexo sites have done the same for non-organic waste
Preventing Food Waste with Technology
We have established a global program, WasteWatch – powered by LeanPath – which helps to identify causes and define action plans to prevent pre- and post-consumer waste.
In Singapore, WasteWatch has been successfully piloted at a school where we reduced waste by 300kg per week after six months. The program is now a highlight of Sodexo Singapore’s food services to our clients.
WasteWatch also includes participation from clients and consumers. Sodexo actively interacts with consumers (such as students on campus) on the topic through educational talks, posters and other activities to drive home the message.
Across the year, Sodexo organises numerous events (such as WasteLESS Week) to rally our clients and their consumers to reduce waste and donate un-used fit-for-consumption food items to charity.
We have also supported events that educate the public on how to whip up nutritious and pocket-friendly meals with quality excess ingredients.
Three issues close to our heart