Each and every day, our promise to the millions of people we reach around the globe is this:
We will enhance the places where they work, learn, recover and play!
One of the ways we keep this promise is through an enterprise-wide environmental sustainability platform that helps our employees and clients minimize environmental impacts in the communities where we operate. We offer practical solutions focused on responsible purchasing, efficient operations, waste minimizations and fleet management.
Responsible sourcing is a priority here at Aramark. We are focused on finding ways to buy more local, seasonal and responsibly raised, grown and sourced products. This approach to purchasing strengthens local and global economies, improves the health and wellbeing of people and animals, and conserves our environment.
We’ve taken important steps to advance our sourcing practices in a responsible and ethical way, including:
To us, efficient operations go well beyond conservation. They cover an array of practices that range from efficient building design to water-and energy-saving practices to low-impact green and even “blue” cleaning.
Our water-saving programs include the design and implementation of conservation plans and installation of water-saving hardware and fittings like low-flow bathroom and kitchen fixtures. And in our uniform business, the laundering process we use is even more efficient than home laundering – which uses 3 gallons of water per pound of home laundry versus 1.3 to 1.4 gallons of water per pound of laundry through our commercial service.
As for energy conservation, we work hard to promote efficiency in our own buildings, while lending our skills and expertise to our clients to help them manage energy use in their facilities.
Not only that, but with our environmentally friendly program Blue Cleaning™, we use electrically activated or ionized tap water to safely clean or sanitize surfaces as well as hard floors and carpets without the use of harmful chemicals.
Every day, we count on over 8,000 vehicles to deliver excellent and safe service. Our fleet transports the food we serve, the uniforms we launder and the supplies we need in our facilities. Given the size of our fleet and the distances covered on a day-to-day basis, we’re going the extra mile in minimizing emissions and maximizing efficiency.
We work directly with manufacturers to provide input on the design of our service fleet vehicles for increased efficiency and longevity. We also monitor our vehicles’ performance through advanced maintenance diagnostics, allowing our fleet operators to significantly lessen fuel consumption.
Additionally, through our route-optimization program, our uniforms fleet reduces kilometers driven, fuel and emissions using GPS devices and state-of-the-art routing software to map out the most efficient travel routes.