Aramark is an American food service, facilities and uniform services provider operating in the US, Canada and 20 other countries. Founded as a one-man company selling peanuts in 1936, today Aramark is listed as one of the top 50 largest employers in the United States Fortune 500. With over 280,000 employees, the company provides food services to colleges and schools, hospitals, stadiums and arenas, conference centres and more, in addition to its activities in facility services and uniforms.

Baseline assessment

Environment

Started the journey

Nutrition

Started the journey

Social inclusion

Started the journey

Summary

Aramark provides little public disclosure on its commitments across all three dimensions, especially nutrition. In the environment dimension, the company does not have targets to reduce GHG emissions but has stated that it will reduce GHG emissions by implementing a no-deforestation policy by 2025. This policy applies to all high-risk commodities (palm oil, soya, and beef). The company is also committed to reducing single-use plastics across its operations and has set targets for animal welfare as well. Aramark does not publicly disclose any commitments relating to improving soil health, minimising fertiliser use or improving water management in water-stressed areas. In the nutrition dimension, Aramark has set a goal to reduce calories, fats and sodium by 20%. However, it does not have any commitments relating to protein diversification, availability of healthy foods, labelling, responsible marketing or employee nutrition. Further, Aramark has a food safety policy but does not publicly disclose any related metrics. In terms of social inclusion, the company sets child and forced labour standards for its suppliers and follows the Safety Assurance in Food and Environments (SAFE) principles in its operations. While it does not commit to paying a living wage, Aramark does have partnerships with 6,000 small-scale producers.

Food and Agriculture Benchmark

The Food and Agriculture Benchmark will assess 350 keystone companies on the issues underpinning the food system transformation agenda. The benchmark’s aim is to stimulate companies to apply sustainable business practices throughout their operations as well as use their influence to encourage value chain partners to do the same. WBA has organised the food and agriculture value chain into six sub-sectors. These sub-sectors are also reflected in the methodology framework.

Food and agriculture revenue
USD 13,641,500,000
Food and agriculture revenue USD
USD 13,641,500,000
Onwnership structure
Publicly listed
Number of employees
280,000

Value chain sub-sectors

Other benchmarks

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