Sodexo accelerates sustainability commitment with launch of the "Better Tomorrow Plan"
December 12, 2009 – Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life solutions has announced the creation of the "Better Tomorrow Plan," designed to better respond to the challenges of proper Nutrition, Health and Wellness, Local communities and Environment. The Plan’s objective is to take a new step by consolidating Sodexo’s sustainability performance and measuring the impact of its actions.
The "Better Tomorrow Plan" comes from a long process of upstream work during which Sodexo consulted experts and all of its stakeholders, both internal and external, over a twelve-month period.
"This Plan includes three original elements,” said Sodexo’s Damien Verdier, Group Chief Marketing Officer. He added, “It formalizes our goals across our three focus areas (Nutrition, Health and Wellness; Local communities; Environment) with 14 specific commitments. In addition, because we work every day directly on our clients’ sites, our approach is collaborative, encompassing our own employees as well as our clients and suppliers in carrying out our commitments. Finally, the Better Tomorrow Plan is a long term process, which provides tools for measuring our progress and sets dates for progress assessments in 2012, 2015 and 2020. Through this Plan, we are engaged in a process of continuous improvement that commits us, and our stakeholders, to improve Quality of Life for present and future generations."
Pierre Bellon, Sodexo’s Chairman, founded the company in 1966, setting out the company’s beliefs, mission, values and ethical principles, which continue to serve as a unifying force for the Group’s 380,000 employees around the world today.
Sodexo’s mission, which has remained the same for 43 years, is two-fold: "To improve the Quality of Daily Life for all those who we serve and to contribute to the economic, social and environmental development of the cities, regions and countries in which we operate."