Aramark Canada Ltd.
Employees at Aramark preparing to volunteer in the community  

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Aramark Canada Ltd. was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2019):

  • Aramark Canada's Green Team manages a number of communication initiatives through its Healthy for Life program which promotes its many initiatives to help employees and customers make sustainable choices every day, including seasonal newsletters, a dedicated liveitgood.ca website and mobile app, and promotions of special menu initiatives, from going meatless to promoting local and seasonal fare
  • Aramark Canada manages a number of initiatives to address all aspects of its operations, from programs to encourage consumers to make sustainable choices (such as using reusable cutlery and dishes) to partnering with community organizations to help reduce and eliminate waste, such as LeanPath Food Waste Prevention to help minimize waste generation in its kitchens, and MASS Environmental Services Inc. to help maximize waste diversion along with water and energy conservation
An Aramark employee participating in a tree-planting event in Toronto  

Highlights

Industry Food service contractors
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Edmonton AB, Vancouver BC, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC, Halifax NS, St. John's NL, Calgary AB
Full-time employees in Canada 14,656
Employee green team The Green Team, Wellness and Sustainability Stewards
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Senior Director of Health, Wellness and Environmental Sustainability
Formal strategy/policy name "Green Thread" environmental policy focuses on four key areas: responsible and sustainable sourcing, green operations, waste management, and transportation
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green highlights Live it Good Plus green mobile app (promotes healthy and sustainable choices), Healthy for Life program (oversees numerous communication initiatives to promote sustainability for employees and customers), campus, community and urban gardening projects (created in partnership with clients across North America), Farm Tours and Field Research program (chefs and procurement personnel have visited over 65 farming operations since 2010), longstanding green cleaning program to ensure use of green-certified cleaning products (such as ultra-violet light disinfection technology)
Extended recycling formal food waste management systems, composting and kitchen waste programs, reusable takeout ware program, procurement policy to reduce packaging from suppliers, partnerships with Food Donation Collection (program to help minimize waste generation) and MASS Environmental Services Inc. (waste, water and energy conservation programs)
Commuter amenities walk to public transit, online car-pool sign-up
Community partnerships Coalition for Green Health Care, Sustainability Hubs (information kiosks to promote green-themed food initiatives at sites), Local Food Hub program (currently connects GTA and Ottawa area producers with Aramark and other food buyers), sustainable seafood sourcing initiatives (has received Marine Stewardship Council Chain of Custody Group Certification at 16 campus locations), fair trade purchasing initiatives (includes partnerships with the Canadian Fair Trade Network and Fairtrade Canada)

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