|Minimizing the impact to people, animals and the environment.|
Aramark’s purchasing decisions make a considerable impact on people, animals, and the environment. That is why it is so important to us, our clients, and consumers that we consider environmental and social impacts through our focus on sustainable sourcing. Our long-standing commitment is demonstrated through our priorities and the progress we've made over the years.
Of the world’s fisheries, 90% are threatened by practices that stress the environment and marine life. Guided by our Sustainable Seafood Policy, we strive to buy seafood from sources, whether fished or farmed, that maintain healthy marine life and ecosystems, and respect seafood workers and communities throughout the supply chain.
Learn more about our priorities and progress.
We’ve also made a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by implementing a No-Deforestation Policy by 2025. The conversion of forests for agricultural products such as palm oil, soy, beef and paper (timber) is a leading cause of deforestation, which is a significant contributor to climate change.
Our innovative move to more plant-forward menus is better for people’s health—and it is also good for the planet. Our plant-forward menu options meet consumer tastes and also reduce greenhouse gas emissions, minimize demand for water and land resources and preserve natural habitats. As part of our efforts to create climate-healthy menus, 34% of our main dishes are now vegan or vegetarian. We’ve also created over 300 new plant-based recipes, and reduced red meat in our recipes by 12% on average. Check out our Healthy for Life® Impact Report
These efforts build on a long-standing commitment to advancing sustainable sourcing practices and we are proud of the industry-leading work that has been completed, in the ongoing work underway, and the opportunities ahead.
August 9, 2018 - We are introducing new sustainability commitments, healthier menu items and innovative programs, to fit Gen Zers’ desires.