Green & Lean

Green & Lean

Sodexo and WWF recognise a shared ambition in relation to sustainable meals; we both want to create healthier food options whilst reducing the environmental impact of our consumption. 

As a conservation charity WWF recognises that food is at the heart of many of the world’s most important environmental issues. Growing, producing and importing food contributes substantially to climate change. It is also a driving force behind habitat and biodiversity loss and is a huge drain on water resources. WWF is striving to tackle these challenges by helping develop more sustainable food systems, focusing on both food production and consumption.

Sodexo’s core goal; to improve the quality of life of clients and customers alongside commitments to environmental, community and health and wellbeing targets, aligns well with WWF’s approach to food sustainability. This partnership brings together WWF’s technical knowledge with Sodexo commitment to people and planet. 

Tasty and sustainable meals

We have created a family of sustainable meals that combine nutrition, sustainability and Better Tomorrow Plan commitments – these meals taste good, are good for you and for the environment.  All of the sustainable meals will follow the same ten principles:

  1. Plant-based foods account for at least two thirds of the volume (g) of each meal

  2. Animal protein accounts for no more than one third of the volume (g) of each meal

  3. Fruits and vegetables are sourced according to seasonality

  4. Refined grains are replaced with whole grains

  5. No salt is added to the finished meal

  6. Sugar is Fairtrade and added sparingly to meals

  7. Dairy products that are lower in fat should be used

  8. All fish is MSC certified; pork and chicken is Freedom Foods certified; beef is British.

  9. All meals are served to standardised portion sizes

  10. Sustainable meals cost no more than existing meals

By adopting these ten principles, we believe our chefs can create meals that are balanced, healthy, nutritious, sustainable, innovative and delicious, impacting positively on the health of people and the planet.

WWF and Sodexo partnership


WWF protects endangered wildlife and environments, tackles climate change and promotes sustainable use of resources. 

Sodexo and WWF are working together in the UK to become leaders in sustainable and nutritious meals. Through the partnership we have also agreed a global carbon reduction target of 34% for Sodexo as part of our Better Tomorrow Plan commitments.