RecyclingAll of our dining services recycle plastic, aluminum, and cardboard that is used for receiving and packaging in the culinary practices. All cafes that sell bottled and packaged items also have post-consumer recycling available to recycle the item after use.
CompostingWe have partnered with Compost Crusaders as our dining compost vendor on Marquette campus. The dining team takes sustainability to the next level in our pre-consumer and post-consumer composting systems in all of our dining units. By adding this service we have educated and increased awareness for students and customers on how the dining experience effects the sustainability efforts as a whole. The composting program rolled out at seven locations on campus in the fall of 2016. Approximately one ton of material was diverted from landfills per week across 7 locations.
Hunger Relief, Food InsecurityWe currently partner with Campus Kitchens Project for any unused food product that can be re-used and donated for a greater purpose in the Greater Milwaukee area.
OZZI Machine - Reusable To-Go ContainerMarquette University, the Marquette University Student Government (MUSG), and Sodexo have partnered to offer Ozzi reusable containers on the Marquette campus. The goal of the program is to increase awareness of to-go container waste, as well as to reduce the amount of waste that is going to the landfill. The containers are being provided for free to residence hall students are are available to everyone else for $5.00. Those who do not use an Ozzi container and request a traditional to-go container, are charged a $0.50 sustainability fee. The program has worked very well to date and diverted more than 150,000 to-go containers from the landfill during its first year on campus. We encourage you to be part of the effort to reduce waste and welcome you to Marquette University!
Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, reinforces its position as one of the most sustainable companies in the world by earning Gold Class distinction in RobecoSAM’s annual “Sustainability Yearbook 2018”. For the eleventh consecutive year, Sodexo was ranked as the top-scoring company in its sector for its excellent sustainability performance, scoring 78% compared to an industry average of 39%.
This recognition reflects Sodexo’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (“SDG’s) which underpins the company’s Corporate Responsibility roadmap, Better Tomorrow 2025. Better Tomorrow 2025 consists of nine robust commitments designed to reinforce the culture of responsible behavior throughout Sodexo’s business and address the company’s important role in tackling the global issues of acting for a hunger-free world, improving gender equality and preventing food waste. These nine commitments are fully aligned with the SDG’s and each commitment has a measurable objective allowing Sodexo to constantly monitor progress.