As a guest, it is easy to make the smart environmental choices when you dine with Sodexo. We know today's college students want to do the right thing for the planet, and we understand you lead busy lives, so your Sodexo chefs and managers do a lot of work for you behind the scenes!
The commitment was formalized with Sodexo's Better Tomorrow Plan. The Better Tomorrow plan includes 18 commitments for a brighter future by focusing on four key priorities: health, planet, community, and our people. Learn more about our Better Tomorrow commitments below.
Xpress nap dispensers save energy and waste. The napkins are made of 100 percent recycled paper and the dispenser encourages our customers to take and (waste) fewer napkins. Energy is saved because less power is used to recycle paper products than to create them from virgin material.
We work closely with local produce distributors to maximize the fruits and vegetables purchased from local farms. We also purchase from local dairies, and participate in farm to school initiatives. Tracking local purchases helps us to meet our Better Tomorrow Plan commitment of 20% local purchase by 2020.
One specific example of a healthy choice we provide that is good for both you and the planet is with the seafood offered on your campus. Your Sodexo team is committed to sourcing 100% of our contracted seafood from sustainable sources. We are working with our suppliers and distribution partners to phase out seafood that is not certified by either the Maine Stewardship Council or the Global Aquaculture Alliance's Best Aquaculture Practices Program.