Sodexo has been working with aboriginal communities for more than 20 years and is involved in over 36 active partnerships in Canada.
Since 28 years, Sodexo has been the partner of St Mary Medical Centre. In 2010, Sodexo reviewed its menus and food options to offer healthier and wellness based choices that benefit the 2,200 employees as well as patients and the medical community.
This first edition of the booklet “Act as a Corporate Citizen against malnutrition and hunger” is part of Sodexo's Corporate Citizenship report, published for the 3rd year running. In this booklet, we seek to provide stakeholders with an insight into how Sodexo is committed to promoting health and well-being through facilitating healthier eating and how it is committed to fighting malnutrition by our STOP Hunger program.
Since 2006, Sodexo is deploying the “Aspretto” offer of 100% natural tea and coffee sourced from local markets accredited by internationally recognized fair trade organizations. At the end of FY2011, 35,000 Aspretto drinks are sold daily on 800 units in 13 countries.
Launched in January 2012, this program aims at informing consumers about the benefits of healthy food and physical exercise. It encourages them to participate to workshops such as fitness, dance, massages, healthy breakfasts or coaching. More than 600 sites will take advantage of the program.
This catalogue is based on the initiatives developed both locally and at Group level to achieve our Better Tomorrow Plan commitments. By sharing our good practices, we aim at making them better known, and largely reproduced wherever possible.
In July 2010, Sodexo actively participated to the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee Week celebrations (NAIDOC). Events have been implemented throughout Sodexo remote sites to celebrate Indigenous people in accordance with the year’s theme, Unsung Heroes – Closing the Gap by Leading Their Way.
In September 2003, Sodexo’s Operations Committee introduced the Group’s Ethical Principles and Sustainable Development Contract. Since these Ethical Principles cover a wide range of business practices and conduct, and as Sodexo’s shares are publicly traded, the Group has adopted a set of guidelines for certain Senior Managers.