Reducing Our Impact on the Planet
Aramark has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 15 per cent from 2019 levels by the end of 2025.
The company's latest announcement extends commitments contained in the Be Well. Do Well sustainability initiative unveiled last year by further reducing the group's carbon footprint.
Despite challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Aramark has continued to make progress against its environmental goals. This includes progress toward its No-Deforestation Policy, increasing plant-forward menu options, reducing customer consumption of red meat by 12 per cent, and effecting a transition to 100 per cent cage-free liquid and processed eggs in its U.S. operation.
Aramark was also the first food service provider to join the Ocean Plastics Leadership Network (OPLN) forum which unites NGOs, academia and industry leaders in addressing the global environmental crisis caused by single-use plastics.
Ash Hanson, Chief Diversity & Sustainability Officer, explains: "Reducing our impact on the planet is a critical priority.
"Aramark is proud to announce our climate goal as a core pillar of our Be Well. Do Well. sustainability plan. When it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, we can make an impact through everything from the foods we serve to the vehicles we drive."
Leslie Samuelrich, president of Green Century Capital Management which was established two decades ago by a group of environmental and public health nonprofit organizations to invest in sustainable companies, adds: "Aramark moved swiftly to enact meaningful changes in its supply chain to prevent deforestation, a significant contributor to climate change.
"We are looking forward to seeing continued progress as Aramark works toward its 2025 commitments."