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Social Impact

Doing business in a good way has been part of Sodexo’s corporate values for more than 50 years. We know our business touches millions of people every year and we want each and every impact to be positive. From how a person is greeted and where we source our food, to how we reduce our carbon footprint and support communities in times of crisis, we aim to make a tangible difference to people's lives and increase our social value.

Food with a conscience

Food choices matter. They matter for our health, the environment and for the women and men who work hard to get it to our plates. Our chefs and supply experts ensure that the food we serve is nourishing, responsibly sourced and of great quality.

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Where our food comes from

Transparency and authenticity are driving food choices.

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Love of Food

The food we eat is changing - consumers are looking for active and healthier options. Our dietitians and chefs collaborate to develop sustainable, healthy and balanced meal choices.

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Food should be eaten, not wasted

Food should never be thrown away. Nearly all our site managers, chefs and kitchen staff have implemented initiatives to cut waste. But this is not enough.

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Sustainable diets

Sustainability solutions cannot be found alone, and that’s why we’re building resilient partnerships to amplify our efforts and drive change at scale.

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Climate change

We design sustainable solutions which help us, and our clients, to achieve our sustainability goals. As a service provider, we want to promote local development, source responsibly, reduce carbon emissions and to encourage our customers to make healthy lifestyle choices.

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Reducing carbon emissions

As part of our Better Tomorrow roadmap, we have made the commitment to reduce all carbon emissions by 34% within the UK and Ireland by 2025.

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Minimising environmental impact

A stable climate is indispensable to quality of life. Sodexo is in a strong position to contribute to this global challenge through our core services.

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Tackling waste

Reducing waste is a key priority for Sodexo, reflected in our Better Tomorrow 2025 commitments and our goal to reduce food and drink waste by 20% in the UK.

Inclusion

We employ locally and we serve locally. From the highlands of Scotland, to a school in your local suburbs, our employees are also your neighbours. It's natural for us to work together solving local challenges, creating equal opportunities and contributing to economic development.

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Promoting an inclusive culture

Each individual's unique background, experience, and abilities are at the heart of our vibrant workforce and truly reflect the communities we serve.

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Promoting inclusive growth

Our wide range of training programs and career initiatives actively support economic development and community engagement.

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Stop Hunger

Quality of Life begins when basic human needs are met, which is why we chose to fight hunger worldwide through the dedicated Stop Hunger non-profit network.

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Our commitments

At Sodexo we are commited to delivering services that achieve value, better outcomes and improve quality of life.

Social Impact Report

Our Social Value Impact Report

Our Social Value Impact Report FY 2019/20 reviews the pledges we made in our third Public Service Pledge in 2019, an ethical manifesto for our contracts, people and communities.

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Serving communities in times of crisis

Sodexo teams continue to work to support communities across the UK & Ireland as we fight Covid-19. Their efforts are notable for the impact they are having on the ground, they are our hidden heroes.

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Better Tomorrow 2025

Better Tomorrow 2025 was launched with an aim to strengthen and align our corporate responsibility ambitions with our corporate strategy. We have worked hard to bring further coherence to our business actions, focusing on improving quality of life through nine global commitments.

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Better Tomorrow 2025: Our achievements

We’re humble in our quest towards sustainability, because we know your expectations regarding what we do are high, but at the same time, we’re proud of the progress we’ve made and we’re realistic about our areas for improvement.

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Growing responsibly

In 1966, we were among the first few companies in the world to place a social element at the core of its mission. Why? Because we have always wanted our growth to make sense for our employees and for the millions of people we serve who hold us accountable to have a positive impact every day.

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