Montreal, QC - For the third consecutive year, Sodexo has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2023 by Mediacorp Canada. Developing and nurturing a culture of sustainability throughout the organization is a concerted effort.  

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

“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.” 
The following are a few of the many initiatives that make Sodexo one of Canada's Greenest Employers: 

- Committing to reducing its food waste by 50 percent globally by 2025 by implementing innovative programs such as Wastewatch powered by Leanpath

- As of April 2021, implementing company-wide initiatives to phase out single-use plastics, meeting requirements of national and city-specific bans. Beginning in 2019, Sodexo’s initial commitments paved the way to implementation of reusable and sustainable packaging strategies. 

- Partnering with the Humane Society International (HSI) 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 percent 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 Canada 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.   

To learn more about Sodexo Canada’s sustainability values, practices, and partnerships visit our sustainability webpage. 

About Sodexo Canada

Sodexo delivers a wide range of customized solutions, designed to optimize work and living environments. Sodexo has been providing food and facilities management services in Canada for over 40 years, with a focus on enhancing safety, work process 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 charitable organization that has raised over $3 million to fight hunger and donated more than one million meals to at-risk youth across Canada since 2007. Sodexo is included in the CAC Next 20, CAC 40 ESG, FTSE 4 Good and DJSI indices.

Key Figures:

  • 7 000 employees 
  • Recipient of Canada's Greenest Employer Awards 2022 
  • RE 100 Achievement (renewable energy) for scope 2 emissions in 2021 
  • Global Ecovadis Platinum Rating 2020 
  • Recipient of Canada's Diversity & Inclusion Employer Awards 2021 
  • 1 million consumers served daily 


Media Contact

Stephanie Aubin 
+1 514-402-1839 
Director of Communications, Sodexo Canada



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