Sodexo joins CDP’s A List of global climate change leaders with key progress on its carbon strategy

Sodexo joins CDP’s A List of global climate change leaders with key progress on its carbon strategyParis, December 10, 2020 – On the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement, Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, has secured a place on the global environmental non-profit Carbon Disclosure Project’s ‘A list’ of climate change leaders’.For the first time, Sodexo scored an “A” grade, joining 270 high-performing companies out of more than 9,500. This recognition demonstrates key progress on its carbon strategy which includes a target aligned with the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, as well as concrete actions to cut emissions and transparency in reporting.“Sodexo is the only company from the foodservices and facility management sectors to be part of this exclusive list of corporate sustainability leaders. This clear testimony to the efforts our teams are deploying alongside our suppliers and clients encourages us on our path towards fundamentally sustainable services,” said Maria Outters, Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility at Sodexo. “We are progressing in several areas of our carbon strategy, in line with our science-based and industry-leading target to reducing our total carbon emissions by 34% by 2025.”Since 2017, Sodexo reduced its Scopes 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 15.9% and its Scope 3 Supply Chain carbon emissions by 10.5%*.
“The partnership between WWF and Sodexo on its carbon strategy over the last 10 years is showing results, and WWF is heavily invested in supporting Sodexo’s transformation and driving sustainable change within the foodservices sector”, said Marie-Christine Korniloff, Deputy Director for Economic affairs, WWF FRANCE. “The entrance of Sodexo in the CDP ‘A-list’ for Climate highlights the commitment of the Group in delivering progress on the reduction of its environmental impact, despite a challenging economic situation.”Sodexo carbon strategy is built on four key actions:
Fighting food waste with WasteWatch
WasteWatch, Sodexo’s game-changing food waste prevention program has an ambitious objective of reducing food waste on our sites by 50% by 2025, through measurement and prevention. As the most comprehensive program in the foodservices sectors, Sodexo helped its clients and the consumers served avoid 2,468 tons of food being waste – more than 17,000 tons of carbon since the program started.

(GlobeNewsWire)

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