Corporate Responsibility overview 2018

Each of the Better Tomorrow 2025 commitments is owned by a global team responsible for that area of work, whether that is procurement, HR or Health, Safety and the Environment. To manage and drive progress for the UK & Ireland we have set up a Better Tomorrow 2025 Steering Group to help create coherence and ownership drawing together subject matter experts from across the business.

Global Commitments

Fulfilling social interactions within communities contribute to progress and quality of life. This is why Sodexo contributes to the development of local communities. Among our different stakeholders, we strive to create positive and rewarding interactions with mutual benefits. We are committed to fostering business practices that are fair, inclusive and sustainable.

Which is why we want to offer healthy lifestyle options to 100% of our consumers every day, why €10 billion of our business value will benefit SMEs, and why we are aiming for 34% reduction of our carbon emissions.

Uk & Ireland targets and performance

See how we are performing against our UK & Ireland objectives

Our Uk & Ireland progress highlights

Consumer demand, legislation and corporate responsibility are combining to shape Sodexo's approach to healthier food and drink. We have multiple initiatives across the business to improve people's quality of life, but ultimately the health and wellbeing demands of ever more discerning consumers are guiding the path towards a multitude of meals once viewed as 'healthy' becoming mainstream. In 2017, we pledged to increase the amount of vegetables in our meals through the Peas Please initiative, organised by think tank The Food Foundation.
Sodexo and WWF are working together in the UK to become leaders in creating healthier food options whilst reducing the environmental impact of our consumption. Together we have created a family of sustainable plant based meals that combine nutrition, sustainability and Better Tomorrow 2025 commitments - these meals taste good, are good for people and for the environment.
As part of our Better Tomorrow roadmap, we have made the commitment to reduce all carbon emissions produced by 34% within the UK and Ireland by 2025. This includes continually reviewing and improving our approach on the purchase and use of fuel efficient vehicles. We are confident that advances in technology and our close relationships with vehicle manufacturers will see the number of electric vehicles we use significantly increase by 2025, which will help reduce the impact of our operations on the environment.
As a company serving 1 million meals every day in the UK and Ireland, we pay much attention to the traceability of the products we source and serve. For us sustainability is a given and we understand the importance of building long-term sustainable relationships with our suppliers. We aim for continuous improvement - all our suppliers need to sign our Code of Conduct and through working closely with them we are able to trace the products all the way back to the source.