Better Tomorrow 2025 is Sodexo’s global corporate social responsibility plan, which focuses on improving quality of life.
Project implemented: 2017 onwards
To improve the quality of life of our employees, clients and consumers.
Hunger & malnutrition, gender equality, waste, Indigenous advancement and mental health are currently very important issues.
Sodexo has a 3-year Corporate Responsibility Plan, which is progressed and reviewed by working groups and management.
Sodexo focuses on raising awareness of sustainability issues and educating what various individuals can do about them.
Sodexo is a founding member of both the International Food Waste Coalition and Global Coalition for Animal Welfare.
Sodexo has supported and increased participation in community activities, including the Garma Festival for 14 straight years, as well as sponsorship and celebration of Indigenous events, community groups, sporting groups, and the annual Camp Kurlungka.
Sodexo uses various approaches to tackling the issue of food waste, including:
In Australia alone, it is estimated that Sodexo’s recently-introduced Single-Use Plastics Reduction Plan will eliminate millions of pieces of unnecessary single use items; including diverting more than 3 million single use plastic bags, over 5 million single use plastic containers, and over 3 million disposable coffee cups from going into landfill.
Better Tomorrow 2025 consists of nine commitments which were developed directly in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals. Nine objectives and measurable outcomes are used to track progress on a range of sustainability goals.
Sodexo is the recognised global sustainability leader in their market sector, being recognised as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and RobecoSAM gold class leader in their industry for 14 consecutive years.
The key focus areas are:
In regards to Indigenous peoples, Sodexo’s commitment is to make a real difference in the communities where they work to ensure inter-generational change. Sodexo first introduced a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in 2011, and has recently released their fifth RAP 2019-2021, which is their second RAP at the highest level of Elevate, and is also a partner of the Australian Government’s Employment Parity Initiative.