Campus Initiatives

Local Initiative

We have a responsibility to use our resources wisely and to protect them for future generations. On campuses around the country, Sodexo is committed to developing and measuring ways to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, conserve water, promote responsible waste management and reduce the use of toxic chemicals. Our efforts will advance new models of sustainable community development through local sourcing, use of seasonal products and sustainably grown food.

  • It starts with what we do with each of our clients
  • It extends to how we serve our customers
  • It continues through how we act as a company Sodexo Education makes a difference on campuses by partnering with our clients to set strategic targets and measure results in three key areas: health, community and planet.

Xpress Nap

Xpress Nap Dispensers save energy and waste.  Not only are the napkins are made of 100% recycled paper, the dispensers encourage customers to take (and waste) fewer napkins. Energy is saved because less power is used to recycle paper products than to create them from virgin material.  

Reusable Cup

Bring your own reusable cup to purchase coffee on campus and save 15 cents off every time at all campus Cafeteria locations and 12 cents off at Tim Hortons.

Local Suppliers

We support local businesses and communities by purchasing from local producers and growers. Sodexo buys 100 percent of our fresh dairy products from local and regional farmers. Our professionally-trained chefs write our menus to take advantage of the fresh fruits and vegetables that are naturally in season. At our Langley location we use seasonable vegetables from Kwantlen’s Horticulture Department; you can’t get more local than that!

Compostable Takeout Containers

One of our ongoing efforts towards sustainability has been providing a variety of compostable take out containers made from pulp and or corn for hot and cold food plus beverages.

Filta Fry

We have teamed up with Filta Fry to have our fryer oil filtered on a regular basis to extend the life of the oil hence reducing the number of containers that comes when purchasing new oil. Once the oil has reached the end of its life it is then transformed into Biodiesel. Also having the fryers maintained regularly can reduce the energy consumption.


The chemicals we use in the Dining Services are non-caustic chemistry and 95% less packaging material than current methods. Apex products come in a compact solid form that significantly reduces transportation shipments compared to bulkier liquid detergents.