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Focus on sustainability initiatives wins Sodexo – Canada’s Greenest Employer Award 2022


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MONTREAL, April 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sodexo has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2022 by Mediacorp Canada. This special designation recognizes our leadership in creating and developing a culture of sustainability. In Canada, Sodexo’s sustainability strategy is built around four pillars aligned with our Global Better Tomorrow 2025 roadmap: preventing food waste, preventing materials waste, promoting plant-based meals and responsible sourcing.

“At Sodexo, our mission is to create a positive and lasting impact, while respecting our communities and caring for our natural resources. Being named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers confirms that we are on the right path and encourages us to continue our journey towards a brighter future while inspiring others to do the same.

Normand St-Gelais, Director of Corporate Responsibility (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Sustainability and the Stop Hunger Foundation)

Highlights of our environmental leadership initiatives include:

  • Fight against food waste in our kitchens in partnership with LeanPathto track, analyze and measure food waste performance with the aim of preventing it before it happens.
  • In partnership with innovative Canadian companies like CANO and intuitive AI to advance our waste reduction goals and promote a zero waste culture.
  • Joining forces with Humane Society International (HSI) promoting plant-based meals in our accounts across Canada, including plant-based training for Sodexo culinary professionals and replacing 20% ​​of the ingredients we currently use with plant-based ingredients.
  • Sourcing from local, responsible and diverse suppliers across Canada, as well as prioritizing on-site food cultivation with partners like zipgrow and MicroHabitat.

In addition, Sodexo Canada’s commitment to renewable energy allowed us to reach four years ahead of schedule. Our transition to 100% renewable energy for scope 2 GHG emissions (generated indirectly from purchased energy consumption: electricity, heating and cooling). This achievement (RE100) was made possible through our partnership with Bullfrog Power, allowing us to reduce the carbon footprint and support the growth of renewable energy in Canada.

To learn more about our sustainability values, practices and partnerships, visit sodexo.ca.

About Sodexo Canada Sodexo offers a wide range of customized solutions, designed to optimize working and living environments. Sodexo has been providing catering and facilities management services in Canada for over 40 years, with a focus on improving safety, work processes and well-being. Sodexo is a market leader in Canada. Sodexo has been recognized as a Top Employer for the past seven consecutive years. Sodexo is proud to have created the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, an independent charity that has raised over $3 million to fight hunger and donated over one million meals to at-risk youth across the country. Canada since 2007. Sodexo is part of the CAC Next 20, CAC 40 ESG, FTSE 4 Good and DJSI indices.

Key figures

  • 10,000 employees
  • 1 million consumers served daily
  • Recipient of the 2021 Greenest Employer Awards in Canada
  • Recipient of Canada’s Diversity and Inclusion Employer Awards 2021
  • Achievement of RE 100 (renewable energies) for scope 2 emissions in 2021
  • Global Ecovadis Platinum Ranking 2020

contacts

MediaStephanie AubinDirector of Communications – CanadaSodexo(514) [email protected]

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Source: Sodexo Canada