Burlington, ON - Today, Sodexo Canada, a leader in food and facilities management services, releases its Canadian Better Tomorrow & Indigenous Reconciliation Report 2022-23. This corporate social responsibility report focuses on the company’s commitment to addressing the interconnected issues of sustainability, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I), Indigenous reconciliation and Sodexo’s fight to stop hunger.  

“We’re committed to building a better tomorrow for our stakeholders, employees, and the communities we serve. It’s gratifying to lead a company that not only understands but also acts upon its responsibilities,” says Johanne R. Bélanger, Chief Executive Officer, Sodexo Canada. “In this report, we highlight our achievements and areas where we need to redouble our efforts. We understand that transparency in our progress toward those goals is just as important as our efforts.” 


Some highlights from the report include:   


  • Sodexo Canada sites using WasteWatch powered by Leanpath now include more than 50 locations with overall food waste reduced by 47% since 2017.  
  • Verde, a fully plant-based dining concept from Sodexo Canada in collaboration with HSI/Canada’s Forward Food program, was launched at Confederation College in Thunder Bay as part of Sodexo’s plant-based pledge.  
  • Since 2017, Sodexo Canada has achieved a 31% reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon emissions and a 14% reduction in Scope 3 carbon emissions.  

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

  • 51% of all Sodexo managers in Canada are female, 21% are a visible minority, 2% are Indigenous, and 2% are people with disabilities.  
  • To support and promote its DE&I culture, Sodexo Canada hosted events throughout the year, including for Pride, Black, Asian, and Latin-American and Hispanic history months, women, men, and people with disabilities days.  

Indigenous Reconciliation  

Stop Hunger 

  • The Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, in partnership with the Breakfast Club of Canada, provided meals for 47,690 children every day through 390 school nutrition programs. Currently partnered with 255 Indigenous schools and community organizations, they reach nearly 110,000 children and youth across the country.   
  • In 2022, Sodexo Canada employees collected and donated more than 9,000 meals to local community organizations and food banks by participating in the food recovery programs of our Stop Hunger Foundation partners: La Tablée des Chefs and Second Harvest.  
  • Through its Stop Hunger Foundation, Sodexo supported more than 45 Canadian NGOs, donating over $500,000, and reaching over 800,000 beneficiaries.  

“We’re committed to conducting our business with values based on opportunities, respect, and relationships. As a Canadian-based company, we have the additional responsibility of contributing to reconciliation,” says Normand St-Gelais, Director of Corporate Responsibility, Sodexo Canada. “We know there is still work to be done, but we are honoured to do our part and continue to build a more inclusive and equitable society for all.”  

Click here to view the entire report. 

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. 

Media Contact

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

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