Sodexo Tops Sector for Efforts to Address Deforestation
December 11, 2014
CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) has named Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, as the leader for the Hotel, Restaurants & Leisure sector in its CDP Global Forests Report 2014 which recognizes companies that are meeting the challenge of removing deforestation from their supply chains.
Sodexo has undertaken actions towards the responsible sourcing of each of the four critical agricultural commodities identified by CDP as major drivers of global deforestation – cattle products, palm oil, timber products and soy. Sodexo was also recognized in the report as the most improved company in the sector (2013-2014).
In addition, Sodexo has showed continuous and strong year-over-year improvements in CDP’s climate change program, earning a B (with a disclosure score of 85) for its 2014 submission.
Efforts to source 100% sustainable palm oil, use more sustainable soy, and increase the use of certified sustainable paper products are some of the ways that Sodexo is working to meet its commitment to reduce carbon emissions throughout its supply chain. Working with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Sodexo has developed an industry-leading methodology to calculate the carbon emissions within its entire supply chain. The company is implementing additional efforts to reduce food waste, increase deployment of its energy efficiency interventions and the integration of low-carbon renewable energy sources into the company’s energy management offers globally that also will reduce emissions.
"Carbon reduction is a complex issue for any company, and working with WWF enabled us to identify, understand and develop actions to reduce carbon emissions in our entire value chain for Sodexo, our suppliers and our clients,” said Neil Barrett, Sodexo Group Vice President for Sustainable Development. “Implementing environmentally responsible policies and practices across our entire enterprise will enable Sodexo to address climate change in a real and meaningful way."