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Sodexo achieves ‘A’ score in CDP climate ranking

9th Feb 2024 - 06:00
Sodexo achieves ‘A’ score in CDP climate ranking
Global services company Sodexo has achieved an ‘A’ score from CDP acknowledging the progress made by Sodexo on its climate ambition, both in performance and transparency.

CDP is a global non-profit organisation holding the largest environmental database in the world. CDP scores are widely used to drive investment and procurement decisions towards a zero carbon, sustainable and resilient economy.

This scoring recognises Sodexo’s ambitious trajectory and the active implication of its employees to achieve its SBTi approved Net Zero target by 2040.

Anna Notarianni, Sodexo group chief impact officer, said: “We are pleased to be recognised by CDP for our sustainable commitment on climate. This recognition highlights the daily work of our local and global teams alongside our clients and suppliers.

“I am convinced that our actions and our vision for the future will allow us to achieve our ambitious objectives. Engaging with all our stakeholders will enables us to have a positive impact on our entire value chain, and to be the global leader in sustainable food.”

Sodexo’s climate ambition is based on four key levers identified to drastically reduce carbon emissions:

  • Products: by promoting sustainable farming practices, supporting supplier efforts to reduce their carbon emissions and by continuing to develop local sourcing and short supply chains.
  • Cooking: by designing new recipes to ensure that 70% of its main dishes are labelled ‘low-carbon’ by 2030 (0.9 kg CO2e or less).
  • Energy: by implementing less energy-intensive preparation methods and by achieving the 100% renewable electricity in its direct operations by 2025.
  • Waste: by massively deploying the WasteWatch program, Sodexo’s food waste prevention initiative.  
Written by
Edward Waddell