Sodexo Canada Named One of Canada’s Greenest Employers


MONTREAL — Sodexo Canada has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2023 by Mediacorp Canada, for the third consecutive year.

Sodexo Canada’s sustainability strategy focuses on four pillars that align with the company’s global Better Tomorrow 2025 roadmap: prevention of food waste, prevention of material waste, promotion of plant-based meals and responsible sourcing.

Some initiatives that make Sodexo one of Canada’s Greenest Employers include:

  • Committing to reducing its food waste by 50 per cent globally by 2025 through innovative programs, such as Wastewatch powered by Leanpath.
  • Implementing company-wide initiative to phase out single-use plastics, meeting requirements of national and city-specific bans.
  • Partnering with the Humane Society International (HIS) Canada to promote plant-based dining with partners across Canada, including plant-based training for Sodexo culinary professionals. So far in 2023, 72 culinary professionals have completed the Forward Food certification program and pledged to immediately transition 20 per cent more of their menu options to plant-based offerings.
  • Prioritizing sourcing from local, responsible and diverse suppliers across Canada, as well as growing food on site with partners like Zipgrow and MicroHabitat. Sodexo also developed an interactive mapping tool, digitally showcasing the company’s local sourcing and purchasing footprint, providing company stakeholders with details on the current supply chain and traceability metrics for clients.

“Our teams work closely with our partners and clients to create innovative solutions that make a positive impact on our environment and also support our client’s bottom line business objectives,” says Normand St-Gelais, director of Corporate Responsibility, Sodexo Canada. “Being named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers confirms we are on the right path and encourages us to continue our journey towards a better tomorrow.”

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