Waste is one of our biggest collective challenges. Tackling it is critical to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, protecting land and water and improving livelihoods
An issue close to our heart
When it comes to food waste, we have a particularly vital role to play. A third of food is wasted globally every day.
The United Nations aims to cut food waste by 50% by 2030. At Sodexo, we hope to cut total carbon emissions by 25% by 2025.
We are uniquely positioned to help. With a supply chain of over 150,000 enterprises, 427,000 employees and 100 million consumers, there are many ways we can make a difference and revolutionise the way our industry deals with food waste.
In addition to cutting food waste, we are committed to conserving energy and water. So far, 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. For instance, we minimise the use of disposable utensils and plastic straws on our sites.
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. Sites implementing WasteWatch can reduce food waste by 45% in two to six months.
In Singapore, WasteWatch has been successfully piloted at a local 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.
Our waste management program even 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.
Three issues close to our heart