BETTER TOMORROW 2025

We know we can only meaningfully improve lives if we make good decisions. And that means thinking about the needs of tomorrow as well as today. That is why we monitor our progress through our corporate responsibility road map, called Better Tomorrow 2025. It gives us, and all those we work with, a shared focus on our long-term future.

Impacting the Environment

Recycling
On campus we recycle the following products:

  • cardboard
  • glass
  • aluminum
  • paper
  • plastic
Weigh the Waste
Periodically throughout the school year, we conduct a Weigh the Waste event to raise awareness about food waste and its impact to our environment and our communities.  

Trayless Dining
We are a trayless campus. Customers without trays typically waste less food and beverages. Trayless dining also reduces the amount of water and detergents needed to wash trays - and saves energy too!

Xprss Nap
Xprss Nap Dispensers save energy and waste.  The napkins are made of 100% recycled paper and the dispenser will encourage customers to take (and waste) less napkins. Energy is saved because less power is used to recycle paper products than to create them from virgin material.   

Bulk Condiments
Individual packets of condiments are useful in some instances, but they result in extra waste.  If you are dining on site or you can add the sauce to your item before you leave, please use the bulk dispensers to reduce our waste

Fryer Oil Recycling for Biofuel
French fries to fuel.  Indeed, our fryer oil is recycled into biodiesel that is used to power a variety of vehicles  - from delivery  fleets to farm equipment.

Choose to Reuse
Choose to Reuse is a reusable container program designed to reduce waste and help achieve Sodexo's Better Tomorrow commitments by replacing single-use disposable food and beverage containers with reusable containers.

Reusable Mug/Bottle with discount
The environment and your pocketbook win! Bring your own reusable cup to purchase coffee or a fountain soda on campus and receive a discount at every location, every time.

Compostable To Go Ware
We strive to use reusable dishware whenever possible, but if a meal on the go is needed, we use compostable to-go ware which is made from renewable resources.

ENERGY REDUCTION

On/Off Protocol
To save energy, we only turn our equipment on when it is needed and turn it off as soon as we are done using it for the day.

Energy Star Appliances
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency.  When replacing equipment we choose Energy Star rated appliances. 

Replacing incandescent lights with LED bulbs
Where feasible we have replaced our incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs to reduce our energy consumption.

Impacting Communities

Cage-Free Eggs
All of our eggs are sourced from cage-free hens.

Local Suppliers
We work closely with local produce distributors to maximize the fruits and vegetables purchased from local farms. We also purchase from local dairies and bakeries.  

Sustainable Fish and Seafood
100% of fish and seafood sourced and promoted by Sodexo is sustainable. What that means is that we will not source or promote any red listed fish or seafood and all orange listed fish or seafood will respect certain specifications.

Impacting Individuals

Health

Mindful Offerings
Mindful offerings meet stringent nutritional criteria based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  Each meal part is limited in calories, has fewer than 30% of calories as fat, fewer than 10 % of calories as saturated fat, and is restricted in sodium, and cholesterol.  Chefs in our test kitchen develop recipes to meet these criteria in delicious fashion!  Look for the Mindful icon to indulge in the healthy and delicious items offered at each meal. 

Simple Servings
Simple Servings is our allergen-safe, dining option for our customers with food allergies, gluten intolerance, or those who prefer delicous, simple foods. The Simple Servings station offers food free from common allergens: peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat, soy, milk products, and eggs. 

Vegan Offerings
Vegan offerings contain no meat, fish, eggs, milk or other animal-derived products such as honey.  Look for the menu icon to find vegan items daily.

Vegetarian Offerings/Station
Menu items with the vegetarian icon contain no meat, fish or poultry, nor any meat products such as soup base.  Our vegetarian offerings meet the needs of lacto-ovo vegetarians, and may include eggs and/or dairy products.  Vegan items are also offered for those vegetarians who avoid all animal products.

HUNGER

Servathon
Sodexo Servathon is an essential part of our community service efforts. Sodexo sets aside the month of April for its employees across the nation to join forces to fight hunger in their communities. Employees gain gratifying experiences while developing important team-building skills. Some activities may include fundraisers, canned food drives, donations of surplus food, volunteering at food banks, and signing up for payroll deductions to support Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation.

Campus Food Pantry
To help combat hunger on campus, we donate to the campus food pantry.