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No more plastic bags, says Sodexo Defence

Preventing waste is one of the key priorities for Sodexo. Every October the company holds WasteLESS Week (22-26th) a global initiative to encourage its teams to find ways to reduce the amount of waste generated from its operations. This year, in an effort to reduce the impact of its retail operations on the environment, Sodexo’s…
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Sodexo embraces wonky fruit and veg in fight against food waste

As part of its commitment to prevent unnecessary food waste, Sodexo, the world’s largest services company, has launched its own wonky veg initiative, known as Wasteful to Tasteful, to help reduce the volume of grade B* fruit and vegetables being thrown away or left to rot. With over 30% of crops never leaving the farm…
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Coca-Cola Great Britain partners with Merlin Entertainments to offer discounts at UK’s best-known attractions in exchange for empty plastic bottles

Coca-Cola Great Britain has today announced a partnership with Merlin Entertainments, to offer people 50 per cent off entry to some of the UK’s most popular family attractions, in exchange for used plastic drink bottles. This comes following research by Coca-Cola Great Britain, revealing 64 per cent of Brits would recycle more on-the-go if they were…
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Getting local on the menu

Consumers love local and regional products but getting them on the menu can be challenging. Could regional supplier hubs provide a much-needed route to market? Amy Fetzer reports. Consumers tend to love local and regional food products. One YouGov poll found that 4 in 5 adults think it is important that Brits buy local products,…
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Industry giants join forces to tackle ‘on-the-go’ recycling

#LeedsByExample campaign set to pilot new ways of improving recycling rates The environmental behaviour change charity Hubbub and recycling compliance scheme Ecosurety are bringing together a unique partnership of big businesses in a bid to improve the recycling of food and drink packaging disposed of on-the-go.  A combination of ground-breaking technology, new recycling facilities and…
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Sodexo defines its environmental commitments on World Environment Day

Sodexo marks World Environment Day with the publication of its environmental commitments. Environmental protection is one of the key issues which Sodexo focuses from a global and regional perspective. It acknowledges that action is critical to ensure that it, as responsible corporate citizen, do as much as it can to improve the quality of life…
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Sodexo says no to plastic straws and stirrers

Sodexo in the UK and Ireland has banned the purchase of all plastic straws and stirrers, and committed to phase out single use plastic bags and polystyrene foam items such as cups, lids and food containers by 2020. As a company that promises to improve the quality of life of people, corporate responsibility lies at…
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Sodexo and the Fairtrade Foundation – working to support coffee growers

Better Tomorrow 2025 is our corporate responsibility roadmap and provides the foundations for managing our business responsibly. The roadmap identifies three focus areas, waste reduction, hunger eradication and gender equality. Our coffee growers fund is one of the ways in which we are pursuing gender equality in the communities from which we source our coffee.…
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