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Sodexo North America has saved over 9 million meals from going to waste with Leanpath

By Leanpath  ///  November 3, 2022


Since partnering with Leanpath in 2008, Sodexo has saved 9,716,393 meals from going to waste in North America. Sodexo's branded food waste reduction program, WasteWatch powered by Leanpath, allows Sodexo teams to easily capture food waste data—whether food waste is generated in the kitchen or discarded by consumers—and take action to drive cultural and behavioral change to prevent that waste from reoccurring.

“Food waste is a global crisis, squandering precious resources and driving climate change, all while putting unnecessary financial pressure on foodservice organizations,” Leanpath Executive Director Dave Britton said. “Sodexo is a global leader in addressing the food waste crisis and setting an example for the industry at large. We are proud to partner with Sodexo to reach the goal of cutting food waste in half by 2025 through our tailored solution, WasteWatch powered by Leanpath.”

“Everyone should care about food loss and waste. People around the globe are facing food insecurity and the effects of climate change,” Sodexo Manager, Sustainable Operations Jude Medeiros said. “Let’s do our part by focusing on operational efficiency to reduce food loss and waste at our sites.”

Sodexo is focused on preventing all forms of waste through changes in processes, consumer education, and collaboration with external partners. Sodexo aims to follow the principles of the circular economy to ensure all waste has a beneficial use and by promoting reuse, recycling, and composting to eliminate avoidable waste going to landfills.

Globally, WasteWatch powered by Leanpath is deployed in 30 countries at 2,025 sites. In North America, since 2015, Sodexo has avoided and saved approximately:

  • Total carbon emissions avoided: More than 37,000 metric tons of CO2

  • Total amount of food saved: About 12 million pounds

  • Total number of meals saved: About 10 million meals saved

  • Total amount of water saved: About 131 million bathtubs of water saved.



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