Our Initiatives

Balancing sustainability in partnership with StFX

Sustainability has become a focus for not only Sodexo but the University community as well.  We recognize that we have a responsibility to use our resources wisely and to protect them for future generations.  Here at StFX and on campuses around the country, Sodexo is committed to developing and measuring ways to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, to conserve water, promote responsible waste management and reduce the use of toxic chemicals. Here are just a few of the things we are doing  on the StFX Campus: 

Fair Trade Local and Organic Coffee Suppliers

We offer Just Us! Coffee at Morrison Hall, Bloomfield Café, Keating Café, Twelve (coming this Fall) and in catering. As well as Full Steam Coffee at MSB Café.

Recycling

We recycle on campus to reduce and reuse material. On Campus we recycle the following products: cardboard, glass, steel, aluminum, paper, plastic and e-waste.

Xprss Nap

Xprss Nap Dispensers save energy and waste.  Not only are the napkins 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.  

Composting

Food waste in landfills creates methane, a greenhouse gas which is 21x more potent than CO2.  Our first priority is to reduce food waste.  We compost food waste to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and also to enhance and amend soil health by improving soil structure, enhancing micro-organism content, increasing drought tolerance and reducing need for water and fertilizers.

Reusable Cup

Bring your own reusable mug to any of our retail locations and get 25 cents off the purchase of your hot beverage.  

Local Suppliers

51% of the products used by Sodexo on the STFX campus come from the Maritimes and 16% comes from small business. Annually we host local suppliers and feature their products through our Morrison Hall menu and catering menus. We also feature a local board that displays the names of our vendors and suppliers. Check it out the next time you are in Morrison Hall.

Sustainable Seafood

Through Sodexo’s Better Tomorrow Plan we are committed to having 100% of all contracted seafood sustainability sourced to eliminate all “at Risk” species from our menus. Read more about our company's sustainability policies atwww.tomorrowstarts2day.com.

Cage Free Eggs

We are shifting all our shell eggs to cage free sources. This shift is part of our Better Tomorrow Plan commitment to sustainability raised products.

Tray Less Dining

Tray less dinning reduces the amount of water and detergent used, saves energy and reduces food wastage.

Bulk Condiments

We use bulk condiment dispensers to reduce the amount of plastic and food waste as well as reduce water consumption.

ON/OFF Protocol

We save energy by turning equipment on and off only as needed