Be Well. Do Well. is Aramark’s sustainability plan. It sums up our goal to make a positive impact on people and planet. Simply stated, we are working to reduce inequity, support and grow our communities, and protect our planet.
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.
These goals convey our priorities and ambitions, focusing our efforts and inspiring our organization.
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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.
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 the progress we have made towards our goals.
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.
When it comes to reducing our environmental impact, we’re focusing on addressing climate change. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) 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.
With a focus on responsible sourcing, minimizing food waste and reducing packaging, we are implementing our strategy to lessen our impact on the environment and provide clear and transparent updates on our performance in our public reporting.
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 19 countries around the world every day.