We Are Still Committed to Sustainability.
To say that Sustainability has evolved is an understatement. The Decade of Sustainability in Higher Education began in 2005 bringing the term, idea, concept of Sustainability to Ithaca College through the efforts of Administration, Faculty, Staff and Students. Sodexo has been a willing partner in this evolution and has taken that experience and knowledge gained and connected it to its mission of enhancing the Quality of Life and contributing to the social, economic and environmental well-being of the communities that we serve. The Better Tomorrow 2025 Plan reflects the up-to-date needs of our clients, customers, employees and the world around us. Better Tomorrow 2025 was developed in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) created by the United Nations in 2015. Our efforts are aligned with those of the 193 countries that signed on to those goals.
The SDGs set global goals in 17 areas that governments, businesses and society at large need to act on to achieve a more sustainable, fair and equal world by 2030.
We are particularly interested in fighting hunger, reducing waste and gender equality.
Ithaca Dining Services continues its commitment to Sustainability by being responsible users of our resources so that others in the future can enjoy the same quality of life we do. We continue to do the work, every day that needs to be done to make the lasting and meaningful incremental changes that will have an impact on our planet, our people, our health and wellness and our communities. The simple actions we do routinely to efficiently and effectively prepare and serve delicious, healthy meals is an indicator of our commitment to Sustainability.
The choices we make as individual members of the community also have an impact such as; choosing a reusable coffee mug or water bottle, taking the bus to work instead of driving alone, making sure to recycle and compost are all ways we can reduce our carbon footprint. When we make these choices for ourselves, we are also setting an example for those around us.
We are fortunate that the foundation of Sodexo’s commitment to Sustainability is our people, people with rich backgrounds and diverse perspectives. We must continue to make every effort to make decisions that mindfully balance the needs of people, the community and the planet today and for future generations. What we do today means a better tomorrow.