Tuesday, September 27, 2011

What's for lunch at Sodexo?

A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today - and in fact we have forgotten.

John F. Kennedy

Sodexo Inc., a leading global provider of Quality of Daily Life Solutions, released its first performance-based sustainability report for North America yesterday. The report includes baseline data and progress for fiscal year 2010 and it is available online. The baseline is designed to measure three key areas: Environmental Performance, Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems, and Communities.

Under Environmental Performance, Sodexo reports baseline measures for energy and carbon, water and waste. In the area of Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems, it addresses Fair Trade coffee, sustainable seafood, local produce, vegan and vegetarian options, point of selection nutritional information and healthy food marketing programs. Finally under Communities, Sodexo looks at matters related to employees, supply chain, and charitable outreach. In each of these three key areas, baseline data is accompanied by anecdotal program highlights to paint a more complete picture.
PR Newswire 

Not only does the report measure baseline and established a starting point, it also noted some areas where the company has improved its sustainability efforts: its purchases of fair and responsibly traded coffee increased from 8 percent to 14 percent in the U.S. and from 47 percent to 49 percent in Canada; its purchases of MSC(1) or BAP(2) certified sustainable seafood increased from 31 percent to 43 percent in the same period.

Sodexo in North America

Sodexo, Inc. ( www.sodexoUSA.com ), leading Quality of Daily Life Solutions company in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, delivers On Site Service Solutions in Corporate, Education, Health Care, Government, and Remote Site segments, as well as Motivation Solutions such as Esteem Pass. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., funds all administrative costs for the Sodexo Foundation ( www.SodexoFoundation.org ), an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $15 million in grants to fight hunger in America. Visit the corporate blog at http://www.sodexoUSA.com/blog

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