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Sodexo Commits to Carbon Neutrality by 2025

Sodexo Commits to Carbon Neutrality by 2025
18 October 2021 | Updated 21 October 2021
 

Sodexo has raised its sustainability targets after cutting its carbon footprint by 34 per cent, ahead of schedule.

Sodexo has laid out its net-zero roadmap after working with the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi), as one of 80 companies chosen to road test the target validation criteria for SBTi’s upcoming Net-Zero Standard.

The business, which employs in excess of 30,000 people, is now on track to becoming carbon neutral in its direct operations by 2025.

The next step on Sodexo UK&I’s roadmap will be to reduce carbon emissions (Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG ) by 55 per cent by 2030.

 

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What are Sodexo’s Net-Zero Plans?

 

  • The launch of a 100 per cent hybrid and electric vehicle company car policy.
  • Ongoing membership of the Climate Group’s RE100 initiative and procuring 100 per cent renewable electricity by 2022.
  • Switching to 100 per cent reusable, recyclable and compostable packaging by 2025.
  • Increasing the number of plant-based meals and recipes to 33 per cent by 2025
  • Tackling food waste at all appropriate sites through our WasteWatch powered by LeanPath programme and reducing food waste by 50 per cent by 2025.
  • A thorough responsible sourcing strategy that facilities better working with suppliers
  • Working with clients to achieve net-zero collaboratively.

 

Claire Atkins-Morris Director of Corporate Responsibility, Sodexo UK & Ireland said: “Not all net-zero commitments are created equal. This is a hugely complex topic, and it has been critically important to us throughout the process of creating this carbon reduction roadmap that we are committing to something that is truly meaningful, and that we are absolutely transparent in this.

“It may seem cautious, but we want to be crystal clear in how we are tackling climate change, setting an achievable target that we can be confident we can monitor and measure. We would rather be conservative today and exceed our goals tomorrow – and this is what our roadmap ensures.”

Picture: a photograph of a living wall with a wooden outline of the planet overlayed on top. The leaves fill the outline of Africa and South America.

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 18 October 2021

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