Sustainability & Green Efforts at UW Oshkosh
As a guest, it is easy to make smart environmental choices when you dine at a Sodexo dining locations. We know today's college students want to do the right thing for the planet and we also understand you lead busy lives, so your Sodexo chefs and managers do a lot of the work for you behind the scenes!
From purchasing local seasonal produce whenever possible to reducing inorganic and organic waste, your campus team is dedicated to providing you with an exceptional dining experience that is good for you and good for the planet.
This commitment was formalized with Sodexo's Better Tomorrow Plan. The Better Tomorrow Plan includes 14 commitments for a brighter future by focusing on three key priorities: health, community and planet. Learn more about the Better Tomorrow Commitments.
While your Sodexo team works hard behind the scenes, they also count on student engagement and enthusiasm to spread the word about what you're doing together on your campus. We encourage you to work with your local Sodexo management team to continue to innovate and improve sustainability efforts in your community.
If you have additional comments or questions, please contact us. We would love to hear from you.
For Sodexo, being a good corporate citizen means ensuring a better quality of life for everyone now and for generations to come. Consistent with our mission and strong ethical values, Sodexo has always been committed to contributing positively to our society. Yet we are aware that being a responsible corporate citizen is an active journey—one that requires a commitment and focus toward continuous improvement, day after day and year after year.
Click here for a list of sustainable and environmentally responsible practices on campus.
Wondering what you can do to help with sustainability within food service? Check out this link to find out more!
All of the shell eggs used on campus are not only cage-free, but are also Certified Humane. For more information about certified humane eggs, go to http://www.certifiedhumane.org/index.php?page=producers-products.
STOP Hunger: Since 1999, the Sodexo Foundation has been committed to being a driving and creative force that contributes to a hunger-free nation. In order to eliminate hunger that affects 36 million people in the U.S., we must fight its root causes.
Sodexo has been an active member of industry coalitions which encourage legislators, manufacturers and consumers to jointly develop rational, not reactionary, strategies to today's environmental needs. We select our manufacturing partners watchfully. Fort Howard, our largest contracted supplier of paper, napkins, tissue and towels, uses recycled fiber exclusively in the manufacturing process. Mobil Chemical, our primary contracted source for plastic can liners, uses from 30% to 90% recycled materials in their plastic liners.
Sweetheart Cup, Solo Cup, Amoco, Dart and Mobil all use pre-recycled material in the manufacture of foam plates, bowls and food containers. Sodexo will continue to form alliances with business organizations that are ecologically sound and responsible. We will continue to work with consumer organizations, governmental agencies and industry groups to implement new strategies and tactics as they evolve. We will actively participate in the long-range planning process at the local and national levels to ensure that our environment and economy are protected for future generations to come.
Environmental Awareness Policy