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Well done to our WasteLESS warriors

Well done to our WasteLESS warriors

 
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There can be no doubting or denying the environmental crisis caused by plastic pollution, with eight million tonnes of plastic ending up in the sea every year.

At Sodexo, we recognise the urgent need to act, and are pleased to have removed polystyrene products, where alternatives exist, as well as single use plastic bags, from our supply chain as part of our Better Tomorrow 2025 commitments.

Our company-wide WasteLESS Week initiative plays a key role in encouraging our sites to make real progress in reducing their environmental impact - and we are delighted to announce the Sodexo team at Microsoft as winners of WasteLESS Week 2019, which, for the second year running, had a focus on plastic waste reduction.

The Microsoft team worked with their client to create a campaign across their Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) locations, which included introducing a suite of materials to help customers segregate recycling waste properly, the removal of disposable catering items like cutlery and coffee cups, and inviting suppliers in to explain to employees how they reduce waste and recycle their products.

Teams across EMEA were also encouraged to create displays using common waste items, to raise awareness of plastic pollution. In addition, they developed a Sustainability Best Practice Guide, which was structured as a calendar with each month focusing on initiatives from both Sodexo and Microsoft, themed around either health and wellbeing, social responsibility, waste, water, energy or travel. This work was so impressive that it received full marks from the judging panel!

Congratulations also go to our WasteLESS Week runners-up, the team at the Scottish Government, who assisted their client in switching to compostable Vegware items, which can be composted within three months, and which will prevent 2.9million items going to landfill!

There were also a number of ‘highly commended’ entries from the teams at Honda Swindon, Ministry of Justice, RAF Brize Norton, Colchester Garrison, Allstate Belfast, and Sodexo’s Salford office.

Ana Svab, our Corporate Responsibility Manager, commented: “Every year we are amazed and thrilled by the engagement from our teams in the WasteLESS Week campaign. Like the Microsoft team have done, many involve their clients in the activity, which helps to embed this positive action across our clients’ organisations, and we often see activity extending beyond the week-long campaign. Seeing initiatives borne out of WasteLESS Week go on to become how we do business every day means we really are making a difference.”

To find ou more about WasteLESS Week and to see how you can help us in thebattle against waste, please visit the Your_Sodexo page.

 

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