Friday, January 8, 2010

Sodexo Helps Customers Cut Energy, Water Consumption

Sodexo, an integrated facilities management services company, has outlined several key environmental projects at customer locations in its North America 2008-2009 Corporate Citizenship Report (PDF) that have yielded significant water and energy savings.

In 2008, the company established its Sustainability Education and Expert Development (SEED) management program to share best environmental practices among Sodexo’s employees and 6,000 clients throughout North America. This new program has already identified site level eco-efficiencies, resulting in substantial energy and water savings, according to the report.

As an example, Sodexo’s Laundry & Linen Services group made significant investments in 2008 to reduce water consumption. Fifteen laundry facilities installed the Aqua Recycle System that cleans wastewater so it can be reused by its plants. This water recycling system helped reduce water consumption by 200 million gallons company-wide in 2008 with a savings of $200,000 at some of its larger read more...

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