Sodexo, India’s leading provider of Quality of Daily Life Solutions, has now announced ‘The Better Tomorrow Plan’ in India. The plan comprises of both broad and detailed commitments for sustainable corporate social responsibility for improvement in the areas of environment, health, wellness and community development.
— Widely accepted around the globe, ‘The Better Tomorrow Plan’ applies to Sodexo’s vast network of 80 countries across 34,000 sites. With this renowned global success, Sodexo introduces this initiative to Indian shores with a progressive journey based on continuous improvements that proactively encourage involvement from internal and external stakeholders in India.
Structured on three fundamental priorities of improving Nutrition, Health & Wellness; developing Local Communities and preserving the Environment, ‘The Better Tomorrow Plan’ is poised at accomplishing the set objectives in a phased programme that extends up to 2020..
By providing multiple solutions Sodexo plans to fulfill the Health and Wellness solutions by ensuring reduced levels of sugar, salts and fats in the meals offered to their various clients. To accomplish the priority of developing local communities, Sodexo will fight against hunger and malnutrition and purchase only Fairtrade certified products where relevant and possible.
Whereas to justify the priority of preserving the environment, Sodexo commits on providing only sustainable fish and seafood to all its clients thereby reducing carbon footprint, water footprint and organic wastes, etc.
Sodexo aims at implementing ‘The Better Tomorrow Plan’ in all 80 countries so as to ensure the programme can deliver global reach and benefit, though commitments for each market that bring benefit and value.
Commenting on this unique initiative, Mr. Sunil Nayak, CEO for Sodexo On-Site Service Solutions in India said, “Sodexo is committed to corporate citizenship. We take immense pride in being recognized as a Global Sustainability leader in the market. To take our credentials to the next level, we have devised a new worldwide sustainability roadmap for Sodexo called, ‘The Better Tomorrow Plan.’
In India alone Sodexo employs 30,000 people, and serves 662,000 consumers every day. Currently, Sodexo has a portfolio of more than 700 prestigious clients and we are the largest private purchaser of food on the Indian sub-continent. With this enormous reach we want to be more conscious about improving the quality of daily life by ensuring a sustainable future. The clients we serve are placing additional emphasis and resources on sustainability initiatives. Thus, they look towards Sodexo to achieve their own sustainability objectives”.
Mr. Nayak further adds that in India the initiative is already being executed. Partnering with ECO Kitchen, a non-profit social entrepreneurship program in Chennai, the group intends to aid and support the development of the local community.
More information on this plan can be found on http://www.sodexo.com/group_en/corporate-citizenship/better-tomorrow-plan.asp
Source: Press release distribution via India PRwire
Notes to Editor
Sodexo in India
Sodexo On-site Service Solutions launched operations in India in 2001. Recognized as a market leader and strategic partner, Sodexo has consolidated its position by providing a range of comprehensive service solutions for clients, their employees and visitors in the corporate, education, healthcare and remote sites arenas. Delivering more than 100 different service offerings, across a broad range of food and facilities management solutions, Sodexo is recognized as market leader in India in terms of revenue, clients served and employees retained.
Sodexo Motivation Solutions launched operations in 1997. Sodexo Motivation Solutions is a market leader by far, delivering Motivation Solutions through Employee Benefits and Incentives & Recognition services, including Meal Pass, Electronic Meal Card and Gift Pass.
Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions
Quality of Life plays an important role in the progress of individuals and the performance of organizations. Based on this conviction, Sodexo is the strategic partner for companies and institutions that place a premium on performance and well-being, as it has since Pierre Bellon founded the company in 1966. Sharing the same passion for service, Sodexo’s 380,000 employees, in 80 countries design, manage and deliver an unrivaled range of On-site Service Solutions and Motivation Solutions. Sodexo has created a new form of service business that contributes to the economic, social and environmental development of the communities, regions and countries in which it operates and to the fulfillment of its employees.
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