Partnering for sustainability

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

Reducing food waste with the Food Bank

In Singapore, we have forged a long-term alliance with Food Bank Singapore to spread greater awareness of food waste in the country, collect excess food and food donations, and facilitate food distribution to the disadvantaged in Singapore.

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Pledging to purchase surplus food with Yume

In Australia, we've partnered with surplus food wholesaler Yume to divert tonnes of high-quality food from landfills. Yume’s online marketplace allows suppliers and buyers to connect with each other to prevent high quality, edible food from going to waste. Sodexo and Yume first partnered in mid-2018 and Sodexo was the first corporate buyer to make a Yume pledge for future food purchases.

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Long-term sustainability partnership with the WWF

Globally, Sodexo has partnered with the WWF since 2010, working toward a 34% reduction in our carbon emissions by 2025 (compared to a 2017 baseline). Together, we have identified four workstreams contributing to achieve the target: Increase the share of “low-carbon” menus, source responsibly, reduce food waste and employee engagement.

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A “farm to fork” approach

Fighting food waste requires a huge effort from all participants in the food chain to make a decisive positive impact. Sodexo is proud to join forces and share expertise with other companies in the International Food Waste Coalition (IFWC) to fight food waste with a collaborative “farm to fork” approach.

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Champions 12.3, sharing expertise to make a collective impact

Champions 12.3 is a coalition of executives dedicated to working towards achieving United Nations SDG Target 12.3: to halve global food waste between 2015 and 2030. Sodexo’s CEO, Denis Machuel is furthering our company goal of taking strong, transparent action to support the sustainable use of natural resources, waste reduction, and food waste diversion.

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The 10x20x30 initiative unites leading food companies

Sodexo and nine other world leaders in the food industry founded the 10x20x30 initiative, designed as a step towards the United Nations' SDG Target 12.3. With the goal of efficient collective waste reduction, these partners are working with 20 of their priority suppliers to implement shared waste measurement processes throughout the value chain.

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Members of B4IG


In recognition of record-high levels of inequality, Sodexo has joined the G7 coalition Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG). The coalition is made up of 34 leading international companies that have committed to stepping up business action to advance human rights throughout their value chains, building inclusive workplaces, and improving inclusion in their internal and external business ecosystems.

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Sodexo supports research on sustainable diets

We are dedicated to inspiring our customers to make more eco-friendly food choices. In 2016, the company joined the Better Buying Lab, a division of the World Resources Institute (WRI) whose purpose is to study behavior change strategies. Sodexo supports these research projects and uses the results to offer solutions that encourage the adoption of sustainable eating habits.

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Partnerships for a more inclusive society

By nurturing partnerships with other organisations and businesses, we accelerate our mutual efforts to contribute towards a more diverse and inclusive society.

Supporting the Women Empowerment Principles

In the Asia Pacific region, Sodexo is a signatory to the UN Women Empowerment Principles, committing to supporting gender balance and promoting the empowerment of women in the workplace

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Training PwDs to support their independence

In 2019, Sodexo Singapore partnered with Samsui Supplies to provide PwDs with training in culinary skills and knowledge, giving them a head start in the food and beverage industry and seek a means of financial independence.

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