Be Well. Do Well. For People, For The Planet.

Be Well. Do Well. For People, For The Planet.

 people and planet 

Our purpose revolves around our mission to enrich and nourish lives: We strive to create a better world by considering the company’s environmental, economic, social and ethical dimensions.

Be Well. Do Well. is Aramark’s sustainability plan. It sums up our goal to make a positive impact on people and planet over the next five years. Simply stated, we are working to reduce inequity, support and grow our communities, and protect our planet.

Our Strategy

Be Well. Do Well. accelerates our sustainability efforts and aligns with our vision for our future:

To enable equity and wellbeing for millions, and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 2025.

These goals convey our priorities and ambitions, focusing our efforts and inspiring our organization. 

Our sustainability plan starts with people. People are at the center of everything we do and so we’re focused on equity and wellbeing of our employees and consumers, the people in the communities where we live and work, as well as the people in our supply chain. We also focus on the wellbeing of our planet by minimizing environmental impact across all of our operations, from the foods we serve to the facilities we manage.

Each goal is supported by three priorities, which align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We have identified key performance indicators and internal targets tied to our business objectives to drive outcomes against those priorities.

Our People priorities are to engage employees, empower healthy consumers, and build community.
Our Planet priorities are to source responsibly, operate efficiently, minimize food waste and reduce packaging.

Sustainability Begins With Integrity

Our commitment to sustainability, to doing the right thing always, begins with integrity. We are committed to conducting business according to the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the law. Our Business Conduct Policy (BCP) details our commitment to operating ethically and transparently. It explains the basic rules and principles that apply to every Aramark team member. Annual training addresses anti-corruption, human rights and the workplace environment, accurate books and records, privacy and confidentiality, and safety, as well as how to report potential BCP violations. There are numerous ways to report a possible violation of the Business Conduct Policy. The Aramark Hotline is operated by a third-party company, and translation services are available. Reports can be made anonymously, and Aramark also prohibits retaliation against persons who report a suspected violation in good faith.

Check out our Launch report:

Impact Report

 

Continuous  Improvement

On our journey of continuous improvement, we are committed to expanding public reporting on our sustainability plan, building greater awareness among our employees, consumers, clients, partners and investors. We’re proud of our efforts and are excited about implementing our multi-year plan.

Read about Sustainability Governance at Aramark

People

 People

Making a positive impact on people

People are at the cornerstone of everything we do, from running our business and engaging our employees, to empowering healthy consumers, building local communities, and sourcing in an ethical and inclusive way. We are proud of our long-standing commitment to enable the wellbeing of all the people we connect to, and we’re committed to doing even more.

Our goal is to provide access to opportunities – opportunities for our employees, consumers, communities and people in our supply chain. Building on our current work, we continue to help people to develop careers and livelihoods; access, choose and prepare healthy food; and grow communities, businesses and local economies.

Moreover, we focus on safety every step of the way: in the food we serve, the places we work, and in our daily operations. It’s our responsibility to maintain the highest levels of safety for our own employees, as well as our customers and our clients.

ENGAGING OUR EMPLOYEES

Cultivating the power of the people

EMPOWERING HEALTHY CONSUMERS

Helping Canadians lead healthier lives

LOCAL SOURCING AND COMMUNITY

Supporting our neighbours' needs at work and at home.

Planet

 planet

Making a positive impact on the planet  

When it comes to reducing our environmental impact, we’re focusing on addressing climate change. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is our top priority and something we can impact in all of our businesses, both in terms of our daily operations as well as throughout our supply chain.

We are working at completing our greenhouse gas inventory this year while simultaneously developing a strategy for emissions reduction. With a focus on responsible sourcing, minimizing food waste and reducing packaging, our strategy will incorporate brand new performance indicators that will improve clarity and transparency in our reporting.  At the same time, we will be setting targets for improvement that will be both public and timebound, thus enhancing our accountability to you.

SOURCING RESPONSIBLY

Improving the supply chain at every step

MINIMIZING FOOD WASTE

Reducing our footprint through better management practices

REDUCING PACKAGING

Turning the tide on packaging