I chat about sustainability here a lot, and now I just want to make y’all aware that Aramark has released our own 2025 Sustainability Plan, Be Well. Do Well. Positively impacting both people and planet are the focus in this plan. How will we do this? Well, on the people side, it includes prioritizing the engagement of employees, empowering healthy consumers, supporting local communities, and sourcing ethically and inclusively. Then there’s the planet priorities which include sourcing responsibly; operating efficiently; managing food waste, packaging, emissions, and other activities that impact the planet. Did you know? Aramark’s management team includes about 56% women, and 57% of the workforce is racially/ethnically diverse. And since the start of ABC (Aramark Building Community) Day in 2008, Aramark volunteers have impacted approximately 5 Million people. We’ve done a ton, and plan to keep on going. Sum of my story – Be Well. Do Well.
Sooo exciting to give a shout out to our fruit friends at The FruitGuys, who are now B Corp certified!!! That’s right, our fruit friends that supply us with amazing fruit all year long are now being recognized for their mission to create a healthier workplace, support American farms, and combat hunger. The FruitGuys support this mission by giving a minimum of 20% of their annual profits; they donate produce and provide grants to small farmers via their non-profit, The FruitGuys Community Fund. And for your reading pleasure, here is their 20-Year Impact Report. Kudos to our fruit friends for achieving this hard earned status!