Organic Waste

We will reduce organic waste in all countries where we operate and at client sites. We will support initiatives to recover organic waste.

Organic Waste

Why Does Sodexo Engage?

The Earth produces enough food for everyone to have enough to eat, and yet an alarming amount (by some estimates up to 30) of the food produced for human consumption is never eaten. And one in five people around the world are at risk of hunger on a daily basis. 

How Does Sodexo Engage?

Sodexo’s efforts include working with our teams, clients and suppliers to reduce food waste in our ordering, storage, preparation and serving at our client sites.

We also recognize that effective solutions require collaboration throughout the food value chain and so  Sodexo has led the creation of an International Food Waste Coalition that has brought together companies and organizations in partnership to take actions, encourage out of home consumer food waste reductions and inform policy.

More commitments on natural resource consumption:

Energy and Emissions

Reducing emissions linked to climate change is important for our clients, consumers, and communities as well as for the environment.

Water and Effluents

We are aware of and working to reduce the community and business impacts associated with water scarcity.

Non-Organic Waste

When you compare the ecological footprint with the human development index it is very obvious that we have a development path which requires more resources than we have available to us.



of sites implementing equipment and process steps to reduce their organic waste.

Sodexo Fiscal Year 2016


Sodexo’s global initiative that allows our teams to collect, measure and track the amount of food wasted in preproduction (such as food that is prepared and cooked but not plated) as well as identify ways to reduce wastage.

Organic Waste Position Paper

This pdf document provides an explanation of the context, the potential impacts for Sodexo, Sodexo’s strategy, what has been accomplished so far and the next steps.