MONTREAL, September 22, 2021 – Sodexo Canada and Tree Canada announce their new partnership to plant 400 trees over the next year to support Canada’s reforestation through Tree Canada’s National Greening Program. Thanks to this program, Sodexo will be contributing to the restoration of forest and wildlife habitats as well as to cleaner air, cleaner soil, and cleaner waterways.

Trees will be planted across Canada where there is a need for reforestation or afforestation including public or First Nation reserve lands, and areas of natural or human caused disasters.

We are proud to partner with Tree Canada and to align our visions to contribute to Canada’s reforestation. As a global food services and facilities management company, we have a responsibility to reduce our environmental footprint, and to ensure we use resources responsibly.

– Normand St-Gelais, Director CSR (DE&I, Sustainability, and the Stop Hunger Foundation), Sodexo Canada

Tree Canada is dedicated to improving the lives of Canadians by planting and nurturing trees. We applaud Sodexo Canada for their commitment to sustainable practices and for encouraging the restoration of our nation’s forests. We look forward to our partnership and growing better places to live together.

– Danielle St-Aubin, CEO, Tree Canada

This partnership is a big step into giving back to our planet, and a reminder that our daily actions contribute to the health of it. It’s our responsibility to conduct business to improve the quality of life of our teams, clients, suppliers, and communities, while respecting and restoring Canada’s natural resources.

– Andrea Cantin, CSR Coordinator, Sodexo Canada

This partnership falls under Sodexo’s efforts to reduce our environmental footprint and to maintain and support the quality of life of our communities, as part of our Better Tomorrow 2025 Global Corporate Social Responsibility Roadmap.


About Sodexo

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 (as November 2020)

420,000 employees 
1st in its sector in both the down jones sustainability index (DJSI) and the 2020 SAM sustainability yearbook
64 countries 
100 million consumers served daily

Key figures – Sodexo Canada

10,000 employees 
Recipient of Canada’s Greenest Employer Awards 2021
Recipient of Canada’s Diversity & Inclusion Employer Awards 2021

1 million consumers served daily

About Tree Canada

Tree Canada is the only national non-profit organization dedicated to planting and nurturing trees in rural and urban environments. Through our programs, research, and engagement efforts, we have helped restore tree cover in areas hit by natural disasters, guided communities in managing their urban forests, supported over 700 schoolyard greening projects, and organized urban forest conferences. To date, with our community partners and sponsors, we have planted more than 83 million trees. Treecanada.ca

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Caroline Desvaux
Tel: +1 514 476 2158
Caroline.Desvaux@sodexo.com

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