A thorough roadmap to net zero and decarbonisation of business in the UK and Ireland

In October 2021, Sodexo has announced a detailed roadmap to net zero and decarbonisation of the business in the United Kingdom and Ireland.


The group has been working with worldwide experts, the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), to guarantee that its net no technique is extensive, impactful and transparent. The Science Based Targets effort (SBTi) drives enthusiastic environment action by enabling business to set science-based emissions 1 reduction targets, in line with a 1.5 degree future.

Worldwide, we have actually set a target– confirmed by SBTi– to decrease carbon emissions by 34%by 2025 (compared to a 2017 baseline).

The United Kingdom and Ireland having actually already surpassed this, will now set its sights on becoming Carbon Neutral 2 in its direct operations by 2025

The next step will be to decrease carbon emissions 3 throughout all 3 scopes by 55%by2030 The addition of every single component of the business ‘ operations throughout scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions has actually allowed Sodexo UK and Ireland to achieve SBTi validation as soon as again for this near-term target.

The final step is a decarbonisation of the whole United Kingdom and Ireland organization, with 90%of all carbon emissions 4 cut throughout all 3 scopes– accounting for suppliers and customer websites, not just direct operations. This long-term target and Net No commitment, to be attained no later than 2045, will be submitted for review by the SBTi with validation to be validated and revealed in early2022

Sean Haley, Chairman, Sodexo UK and Ireland said:
” The commitments we make today are the conclusion of a remarkable quantity of work from our world-class group of sustainability professionals. Their unswerving dedication to establishing, not just a set of targets, however a comprehensive action strategy to attain them, provides me outright confidence in our future capability to not just meet however to exceed our net zero objectives. This will allow us to continue to support and improve the neighborhoods in which we live, work and serve. “

Claire Atkins-Morris, Director of Corporate Duty, Sodexo UK & Ireland said:
” Not all net zero dedications are developed equal. This is a hugely intricate topic, and it has actually been seriously crucial to us throughout the process of producing this carbon reduction roadmap that we are committing to something that is really meaningful, and that we are absolutely transparent in this. It may seem careful, however we wish to be clear in how we are dealing with climate modification, setting a possible target that we can be confident we can monitor and measure. We would rather be conservative today and surpass our goals tomorrow– and this is what our roadmap ensures”

At the heart of Sodexo’s UK and Ireland dedication to net zero is the objective to lower its own carbon footprint, leaving a maximum of 10%emissions, prior to neutralising the impact of any source of recurring emissions that can not be removed through irreversible carbon dioxide eliminations.
Sodexo’s UK and Ireland carbon reduction plan consists of:

  • The launch of a 100%hybrid and Electric Automobile Company Vehicle Policy
  • Ongoing subscription of the Environment Group’s RE100 initiative and procuring 100%renewable electricity by 2022
  • Changing to 100%reusable, recyclable and compostable product packaging by2025
  • Increasing the variety of plant-based meals and recipes to 33%by 2025
  • Taking on food waste at all suitable sites through our WasteWatch program and minimizing food waste by 50%by2025
  • A comprehensive accountable sourcing strategy that centers much better dealing with providers
  • Working with clients to accomplish net no collaboratively

1. Minimize outright Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions 34%by 2025 (against a 2017 baseline)

2. High quality carbon offsets that are tactically aligned to Sodexo’s core business design will be acquired to make up for any remaining Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions.

3. Decrease outright Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions 55%by 2030 (versus a 2017 baseline).

4. Reduce absolute Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions 90%by 2045 (against a 2017 baseline).

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