Our approach to responsible sourcing focuses on three priorities:

Improving health, nutrition, and well-being by selecting the healthiest ingredients

Spread of healthy foodFour essential criteria determine our approach to food procurement: safety, quality, proximity, and sustainability. Our ingredients are selected according to strict nutritional requirements and are subject to a rigorous and objective testing process. Our partners are required to follow our supplier specifications, and they receive support and assistance through a quality monitoring plan that includes regular audits. Just as our customers do at home, we buy and serve fresh food directly from local producers as well as food from large companies in the food industry.

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Fostering economic, social, and environmental progress through an inclusive supply chain

Sodexo chef preparing a saladThrough a more inclusive supply chain, we are able to further our mission to develop the local communities in which we operate and deepen our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  Smaller, more agile suppliers also give us access to new ideas and are closer to market trends.

Our Supply Chain Inclusion Program was launched in North America in 2001. Its goal is to include and promote more small business in our ecosystem of suppliers.

This program is now active worldwide and promotes the inclusion of suppliers that fall into the following three categories:


Responsible Sourcing contributes to the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

*(includes suppliers and merchants)

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