Transforming the Marketplace

Sodexo

2017 Progress Report

Year Committed: 2014
Length of Commitment: 3 years

Implement a healthy dining program in 95 percent of food service accounts; provide at least 30 percent healthier options in 45 percent of vending accounts; implement a smarter lunchroom program in 90 percent of K-12 accounts; serve an additional 17 million free breakfast meals in schools in its primary and secondary school accounts; implement a healthier children’s meal – default fruit or vegetable side and default water or low-fat milk beverage – in 40 percent of food service accounts at cultural destinations; and implement the PHA Hospital Healthier Food Initiative in 20 percent of accounts.

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Verified Results

    • Commitment Element

      Offer the Mindful Healthy Dining Program in at least 95% of the foodservice accounts in Business and Industry, Government Services and Campus
    • Progress To Date

      In June 2016, Sodexo administered a survey to managers responsible for 1,085 Sodexo food service accounts in corporate, government and university settings. Responses were received for 1,003 accounts, a response rate of 92%. Of the accounts that responded, 958 (96%) reported selling or serving products that were part of the Mindful by Sodexo healthy dining program within the past year. Mindful at Sodexo has nutrition criteria for each area of the cafeteria that are designed to promote healthy lifestyles.

    • Implementation Date

      August 2017
    • Reporting Date

      September 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Forty percent (40%) of the applicable foodservice accounts will reach the Gold Level of implementation of the Mindful Healthy Dining Program.
    • Progress To Date

      In 2017, 184 of 948 (19%) applicable food service accounts reached the Mindful Gold level of implementation. Sodexo has made 48% progress towards its goal.

    • Implementation Date

      August 2017
    • Reporting Date

      September 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Implement completely the PHA Hospital Healthy Food Initiative guidelines at 20% of hospital accounts
    • Progress To Date

      In 2017, 1 out of 607 Sodexo hospital accounts met all of PHA's Hospital Healthy Food Initiative guidelines, including nutrition labeling, healthy food promotion, healthy check-out, food preparation, fruit and vegetable procurement and healthier beverage procurement.

    • Implementation Date

      August 2018
    • Reporting Date

      September 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Label all items in the cafeteria and on the general patient menu at point of purchase/service with calories per serving.
    • Progress To Date

      In 2017, 444 of Sodexo's 607 (73%) hospital accounts labeled all cafeteria items at point of purchase or service with calories per serving.

    • Implementation Date

      August 2018
    • Reporting Date

      September 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Display only health promoting foods in advertising/pictorials in the cafeteria or on the general service patient menus
    • Progress To Date

      In 2017, 425 of Sodexo's 607 (70%) hospital accounts displayed and marketed only healthy foods in cafeterias and on patient menus.

    • Implementation Date

      August 2018
    • Reporting Date

      September 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Display only health promoting food options within five (5) feet of all cash register stations in the cafeteria.
    • Progress To Date

      In 2017, 384 of Sodexo's 607 (63%) hospital accounts displayed only healthier options within 5 feet of all cafeteria cash register stations.

    • Implementation Date

      August 2018
    • Reporting Date

      September 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Remove all fryers and deep fat fried products offered in the cafeteria and on the general patient service menu.
    • Progress To Date

      In 2017, 187 of Sodexo's 607 (31%) hospital accounts removed all fryers from their premises, offered no deep fat fried products in cafeterias or on patient menus and met PHA nutrition criteria for pre-fried, par-fried and flash fried foods.

    • Implementation Date

      August 2018
    • Reporting Date

      September 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Achieve fruit and vegetable dollar purchases of 10% of total food dollar purchases.
    • Progress To Date

      In 2017, 72 of Sodexo's 607 (12%) hospital accounts provided procurement records to substantiate that at least 10% of their total food purchases were fruits and vegetables.

    • Implementation Date

      August 2018
    • Reporting Date

      September 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Increase the percentage of healthier beverage dollar purchases of beverages for use throughout the hospital to 80% of overall beverage dollar purchases. Additionally, there will be tap water available where possible.
    • Progress To Date

      In 2017, 5 of Sodexo's 607 (1%) hospital accounts provided procurement records to substantiate that at least 80% of their total beverage purchases were healthier beverages that met specific nutrition criteria.

    • Implementation Date

      August 2018
    • Reporting Date

      September 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Twenty percent (20%) of hospital accounts will reach the Gold Level of implementation of the Mindful Healthy Dining Program.
    • Progress To Date

      In 2017, 47 of 607 (8%) Sodexo hospital accounts reached the Mindful Gold level of implementation. Sodexo has made 40% progress towards its goal to achieve Mindful implementation status in 20% of hospital accounts.

    • Implementation Date

      August 2018
    • Reporting Date

      September 2017

Partner Statement

“This has been a year of significant progress for our commitments to promote healthy lifestyle choices as part of our Better Tomorrow 2025 roadmap and our commitment to the Partnership for a Healthier America. We are now offering the Mindful healthy dining program at 96% of the University, Business and Government client sites. We estimate that nearly one million customers have access to the Mindful program each day at these locations.

"In the hospitals we serve, we are implementing a wide range of wellness strategies. These include promoting Mindful options, implementing a healthy check-out program where only healthy snacks are offered within 5 feet of check-out using marketing visuals to promote healthy options, and removing fryers.

"Sodexo was also pleased to win the PHA Move to Improve Challenge in 2017 where 142 members on Sodexo teams walked more than 7,740 miles – because quality of life starts with our employees.

"Over the next year, we will focus on implementing our gold level of the Mindful program, which includes meeting close to 50 standards for creating a dining environment that promotes healthy choices for the university, business, government and hospital clients we serve.

"Sodexo remains committed to improving the health and well-being of the communities where we live, work and serve. With 9,000 sites throughout the U.S we can support healthy lifestyles for children and the many role models who shape their behavior. We believe these changes will also improve performance for clients by improving the health and well-being of employees and their families, enhancing their reputation in the marketplace, and strengthening the communities where they operate.”