Sodexo - Our Catering Partner
Aside from creating delicious lunches for children and staff, much of the work done by Sodexo goes on behind the scenes. Sustainability is a key focus and Sodexo's Social Impact Pledge is a set of strategic and ethical commitments they have made to their customers, employees and communities.
First launched in 2015, Sodexo’s Pledge publicly commits the company to measure and provide evidence of where it is creating a positive impact across four social impact pathways:
- Our People: By providing support and help to those that need it most to secure suitable employment that could kickstart their career, help them retrain or take the first steps to long-term rehabilitation.
- Our Planet: By committing to reducing our carbon footprint by 34% by 2025, in line with the Paris Agreement; moving to 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025; and to cut food waste by 50% across all our sites by 2030.
- Our Places: As a major employer across the UK & Ireland, we are committed to supporting the “levelling up” agenda by supporting those areas where we operate to overcome social and cultural challenges that drive economic disparity.
- Our Partners: We have committed to providing tangible support to our partners, particularly Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprises (VCSEs), with skills-based mentoring and coaching, pro bono technical and professional support and 30-day payment terms.