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Enabling people to prosper on a healthy planet

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Students today are demanding their higher education institutions take a serious approach when it comes to protecting the planet. In response, colleges and universities are making major commitments to protecting the environment through social responsibility, wellness initiatives, and an active pursuit of sustainability. UNESCO reports that 91 percent of students “agree their place of study should actively incorporate and promote sustainable development.”
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Be Well. Do Well

To achieve your sustainability commitments, Aramark is proud to extend our sustainability strategy, Be Well. Do Well., on your campus. Be Well. Do Well. showcases our commitment to sustainability and sums up our goal to enable people to prosper, on a healthy planet, for generations to come while ensuring long-term growth on your campus. It focuses on eight priorities, which align with the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations in 2015.

We invite you to take a closer look at our sustainability priorities and the progress we have made in each area.

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We have committed to enabling the wellbeing of millions and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2025.

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Zero Hunger

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 2

We want to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. To do this, we are investing in solutions and community partnerships that improve access to healthy food, address food insecurity and improve employment skills.

What Aramark Is Doing

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48

OF STUDENTS

at colleges and universities don’t get enough to eat1.

Food

Swiping Out Hunger

Aramark has a partnership with Swipe Out Hunger, a national nonprofit seeking to promote high-impact, innovative solutions to address hunger on campus—including programs to donate unused meal swipes.

Minimizing Food Waste

Aramark donates surplus prepared food to hunger relief agencies in our communities whenever possible, including partnering with colleges and universities to divert waste from landfills. We're proud to be recognized by the US EPA and the USDA as a Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champion for our commitment to reduce food loss and waste in our operations by 50 percent by 2030.

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Good Health
& Wellbeing

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3

We strive to promote health and wellbeing by inspiring and enabling consumers of all ages to make healthy choices.

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Decent Work &
Economic Growth

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 8

We strive to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, productive employment and decent work for all. Through our global volunteer and philanthropic program, Aramark Building Community, we are inspiring families to lead healthier lifestyles and empowering youth and adults to succeed at work through education and skills development.

What Aramark Is Doing

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Ethisphere Institute’s list of the
World’s Most Ethical Companies

Ensuring All Employees Have Access To Professional Development

Our leadership conducts employee rounding every 90 days, asking employees five key questions to ensure they have the resources and support they need.

Creating Safe Work Environments

Through our Safety Assurance in Food and Environments (SAFE) principles, we make safety a priority in everything we do. We employ sound policies, rigorous training and processes, and high, consistent standards to meet our safety commitment every day and every time.

Investing In Our Communities

We support national and local partnerships and contribute to nonprofit organizations—investing financial resources, volunteering the skills of employees, and developing community partnerships to make a meaningful difference.

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Reduce Inequality

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 10

Aramark employs more than 270,000 unique people from different cultures around the world. We strive to build a culture of diversity and inclusion within our workplaces and in our leadership, empowering employees to bring their whole selves to work every day. We also partner with local, small and diverse suppliers to drive economic impact.

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ARAMARK EARNED A PERFECT SCORE

on the 2019 Corporate
Equality Index.

Committing To Diverse Hiring

Fostering an equal and inclusive workplace culture, centered around a shared purpose, is vital to meeting the needs of our team members, customers and communities.

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Responsible Consumption & Production

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12

We are committed to ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns. That includes ethical sourcing and using humanely raised and sustainably sourced food.

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We’ve reduced plastics straws and stirrers by 20% over the last year through our Sip Smarter campaign!

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Sourcing Ethically and Inclusively

We are committed to partnering with local, small and diverse suppliers to drive economic impact, build local communities and support our approach to diversity and inclusion.

Sourcing Responsibly

We advance sourcing practices including humanely raised proteins, sustainable seafood, no deforestation, fair trade and climate-friendly menu offerings.

Operating Efficiently

We are working to conserve water and energy and improve operations for a healthier planet.

Reducing Food Waste

We are committed to reducing waste before it is generated in order to conserve and protect natural resources and minimize our operational impact on the environment.

Reducing Plastic and Packaging

We are reducing the use of plastic straws, expanding reusable offerings and encouraging consumer behavior changes.

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Climate Action

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13

Recognizing the urgent threat of climate change, we have developed practical solutions to help our employees and clients minimize their environmental impact.

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We are targeting a

10% reduction

in fuel consumption.

 

Targeting Efficient Operations

We partner with clients to find the best ways to work together to reduce our environmental impact, from efficient building design to water and energy-saving programs.

Fleet Management

We work directly with manufacturers to implement the latest environmentally efficient technology for our fleet vehicles and use alternative-fuel vehicles when possible.

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Life Below Water

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 14

To keep our oceans healthy, we are reducing single-use plastics such as straws and stirrers, introducing reusable containers and minimizing other packaging.

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of our cod and canned tuna comes from sources that meet Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch recommendations.

Sourcing Responsibility

One third of the world’s fisheries have been fished beyond sustainable limits, according to the Marine Stewardship Council. We strive to buy seafood from sources that sustainably and ethically procure seafood without damaging ecosystems and endangering workers.

Reducing Packaging

We are reducing single-use plastics, such as straws and stirrers, introducing reusable containers and minimizing other packaging to keep our oceans healthy.

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Life on Land

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 15

Our purchases, from the food we serve to the vehicles we drive, impact our environment as well as our health and wellness, and the local economy. Through sustainable sourcing and innovative menus, we are reducing our carbon footprint while serving healthy meals that preserve natural habitats.

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Aramark is transitioning to sustainably sourced soy and palm oil.

Sourcing Responsibly

Aramark is promoting innovative menus that feature an array of plant-forward, climate-healthy, sustainably sourced ingredients from reputable suppliers.

No Deforestation

Aramark collaborated with Green Century to develop a robust no-deforestation commitment to be implemented by 2025 which includes No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) sourcing practices, including legal deforestation.

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Join our efforts to improve the
health of our people and our planet.

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Want to learn more about our sustainability practices?

Contact us!

1 https://studentsagainsthunger.org/hunger-on-campus/