At Sodexo, we are dedicated to reshaping food service practices with a steadfast commitment to sustainability. Our approach focuses on promoting plant-based food, reducing food waste and curbing carbon emissions through responsible sourcing and material waste management. 



Sodexo’s First Sustainable Food Barometer

sodexo_international-barometer_video-link.pngDrawing from Sodexo's International Sustainable Food Barometer unveiling sustainable eating habits across the globe, our Canadian results expose the realities of sustainable eating, revealing gaps between intentions and actions. Key takeaways include:

Explore our executive summary for a comprehensive view of sustainable food choices in Canada. 

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Our Commitment to Sustainability

Sustainable food practices are pivotal in our mission to reduce environmental impact. By embracing eco-friendly measures, we're on track to reach Sodexo’s global commitment of cutting carbon emissions by 34% before 2025 (compared to 2017). Sustainable sourcing, minimal waste, and innovative supply chain strategies are integral to our commitment. Learn more about how these practices are shaping a greener, more sustainable future.

Sustainability at Sodexo Canada

Promoting Plant-Based Food

Our chefs are in a unique and privileged position to improve the health of our customers while reducing carbon emissions. In support of our global commitment of 33% plant-based meals by 2025, they reshape menus with sustainable and delicious plant-based options, proving that plant-forward eating is healthy, sustainable and enticing across diverse settings.

Plant-Based Eating: Debunking 3 Common Myths

Shifting to a plant-based diet is a powerful way to improve our health and reduce our environmental impact. Here, we debunk some common misconceptions about plant-based diets that prove small changes can have a big impact on our well-being and the environment.

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Plant-Forward Fuel: Tips for gradually shifting to plant-based eating

A plant-forward or flexitarian diet offers health, environmental and economic benefits. Discover the positive impact on the planet and how this flexible approach challenges all-or-nothing mentalities.

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Protecting the Planet, One Dish at a Time

Explore our commitment to a healthier planet through sustainable food initiatives. From chef-driven recipes to language that drives positive choices, our teams are redefining meal choices for a greener future.

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Reducing Food Waste

Strategically tackling food waste is our mission, supporting our global commitment to reduce it by 50% by 2025. From innovative technology to responsible alternatives, we're committed to cutting waste by training our teams and guests and encouraging creative solutions.

Our Approach to Responsible Waste Reduction

Our goal is to reduce waste with a more circular approach by using eco-friendly practices, deploying innovative solutions, and collaborating with partners.

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Food Waste Reduction Is Imperative. This Is How We Do It.

Given our corporate footprint and food purchasing reach, fighting the global crises of climate change and hunger must be part of our daily mission. Here’s how we watch our waste.

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Using Tech to Tackle Food Waste at Universities

Using waste-reduction technologies can help save thousands of dollars and pounds of food on university campuses. We did just that at St. Francis Xavier University (StFX), in Nova Scotia.

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Curbing Carbon Emissions

Our primary goal is to combat global carbon emissions and limit the rise in temperature to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. As such, we work collaboratively with our clients and suppliers, with a focus on reducing direct and indirect emissions for maximum impact.

Our Approach to Responsible Sourcing

At Sodexo Canada, responsible sourcing is more than a choice; it's a commitment. We prioritize transparency, fair treatment, and sustainability in every decision, supporting consumer health, supplier livelihoods and the planet.

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How we Reduce our Environmental Impact, One Initiative at a Time

Our dedicated Sustainability team drives proactive and innovative initiatives to reduce environmental impacts, ensuring legislative adherence, site visits, training, program management and client engagement.

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How Can Chefs Help Tackle Climate Change?

Sodexo chefs are pivotal in driving sustainability trends worldwide. With dedicated training and innovative approaches, they lead in creating responsible meal choices.

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We're taking action to create A Better Tomorrow

Welcome to Canada’s Better Tomorrow Year in Review. Our Canadian Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy is aligned with Sodexo’s global vision. We’re taking action to create a Better Tomorrow – for the individuals we serve and employ, for our communities, and for the planet and precious resources we share.


We invite you to explore some of the key insights, facts and initiatives in action from our Canadian Better Tomorrow Report.

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