November 19, 2008 Who Buys Good Food
Making Every Day a Better Day… …Making Every Tomorrow a Better Tomorrow
Our Corporate Citizenship Priorities • Sustainability • Health and Wellness • Business Ethics • Fighting Malnutrition Worldwide • Diversity & Respect for Our People
The Sustainability Challenge • From connecting, to knowing, to making a contribution. • Sodexo’s Quality of Life services are a point of contact.
The Sustainability Challenge • It starts with what we do with each of our clients. • It extends to how we serve our customers. • It continues to how we act as a company.
Supporting Local Agriculture Regional Distribution Network • 70 regional produce distributors • Locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs from over 600 community farms • We also work to reduces the need for more trucks on the road • Seasonal menus that maximize freshness, flavor and our use of locally grown foods
100% of our distributors buy local! Regional Distribution Network • 100% of our regional produce vendors provide locally grown foods • Sodexo purchases locally grown produce from over 600 community farms • We also work to reduces the need for more trucks on the road, the numbers of drops by trucks • Our system also insures: • Proper handling • Packing • Food safety • Insurance
Midwest Farmers A: Harmony Valley – Viroque WI – Approx 244 miles N.W. of Chicago B: Buurma Farms – Willard OH – Approx 315 miles East of Chicago C: Alsum Growers – Friesland WI – Approx 155 miles North of Chicago D: SMP Farms – Eau Claire MI – Approx 101 miles East of Chicago E: Ronein Farms – St. Anne IL – Approx 77 miles South of Chicago F: Van Singel Farms – Grant MI – Approx 208 miles N.E. of Chicago G: Herbal Gardens – Wauconda IL – Approx 35 miles North of Chicago C F A D G • Chicago B E
Sodexo and Illinois Farmers • Sodexo purchased over $4.75 million in fresh produce from Illinois farmers. • In season, this is about half of all produce purchases.
Feeding Our Future in Chicagoland • Sodexo donates food and labor to provide summer lunches to children who would otherwise go hungry during the summer months • Feeding Our Future last year provided more than 375,000 meals through more than 50 feeding sites in 18 cities across the U.S. and Canada. • Northwestern University, its kitchens and our Sodexo people helped lead the effort in Chicago
Recognition In 2007 the Shedd Aquarium received the Public Education, Community Service and Media Award for educating and equipping consumers to make good personal decisions about seafood consumption from the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration.