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Food Waste Action Week 2021

Food Waste Action Week is here!

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Sodexo has long been committed to reducing food waste goals, working to both global and regional commitments that benefit the environment. Food waste reduction remains an important topic and a key commitment as part of our Better Tomorrow 2025 corporate responsibility roadmap, contributing to the planet pathway of our recently launched Social Impact Pledge.

In 2020, Sodexo UK & Ireland joined forces with WRAP becoming one of its strategic partners. WRAP is a charity which was established in 2010 to promote and encourage sustainable resource use, including the reduction of food waste.

For the lead up to WRAP’s first ever #FoodWasteActionWeek, part of the Love Food Hate Waste campaign, we have been sharing the best practice of Sodexo’s 2020 WasteLESS Week winners.

The winners’ stories cover a range of different topics and celebrate the proactive actions your colleagues are taking to reduce the food waste created by our operations.

  • Overall winner - the Sodexo catering team from Diageo Shieldhall who optimised their site’s production to reduce food waste before it even reaches customers
  • Runner up - the Sodexo contract team for Microsoft EMEA who used food waste to make a positive impact in communities
  • Third place - the Sodexo HSE team from Sodexo’s Integrator Team who came together virtually to combat waste at home

Taking our WasteLESS Week winners lead, this week Sodexo is participating and hosting a range of #FoodWasteActionWeek activities that demonstrate how everyone can make practical changes to reduce food waste both in the workplace and at home.

Tackling food waste webinar

You’re invited to a webinar hosted by Sodexo’s waste experts alongside a panel of external partners from WRAP and WWF UK:

  • Welcome by Phil Smith, Managing Director Service Operations UK and Ireland
  • Speakers: Pete Rayner - WRAP, Dr Lilly Da Gama - WWF, Ana Svab - Corporate Responsibility Manager, Sodexo

If you love food, but hate waste, register your place to learn simple yet effective techniques to effectively reduce your food waste at home. The webinar will be taking place tomorrow (2 March) at 2:00pm - click here to register your place.

Top tips from our Culinary Ambassador

In a blog over on the Sodexo website, Sodexo Culinary Ambassador David Mulcahy shares his own advice on how to reduce food waste.

David’s blog includes top-tips on how to make food go further as well as delicious recipes which use ingredients that often get thrown away. Head over to the Sodexo website to get some expert advice from Sodexo’s resident foodie.

Executive chef, Ben Dutson, is getting into the #FoodWasteActionWeek mood with a new video showcasing a plant-based meal recipe. His vegan gnocchi with carrot top pesto creation is not only tasty, but also creates minimal food waste. Watch the video below and get inspired in the kitchen:

Have a happy #FoodWasteActionWeek – by working together, we can make a big difference to our planet!


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