Sodexo SA Good Eating Co. is committing 15% of its food budget to source from farms with regenerative agriculture practices by 2025 – an industry first. Additionally, the company will identify other producers that meet its qualifications and are interested in converting to regenerative practices.
In 2017, Sodexo acquired the Good Eating Co. in the U.K. and Ireland and its 20 years of workplace dining experience has helped to successfully grow the company’s food offerings and services. Good Eating is a premium food brand offering breakfast, lunch and grab-n-go food options made with locally sourced ingredients. Sodexo expanded Good Eating Co. to the United States earlier this year.
"Sourcing and developing regenerative agriculture will not only contribute to restoring our natural ecosystems but will also enrich livelihoods in our supply chain,” said Renee McKeon, Good Eating's director of corporate social responsibility and sustainability.
“The potential for regenerative agriculture is exciting and we believe it is imperative to invest in suppliers that are producing food in ways that cultivate healthy soils, sequester carbon, increase biodiversity and promote equity," McKeon added.