Elior Group operates in contract catering and support services, with activities across the US, UK, France, Italy, Spain and India. The group operates under two main commercial brands - Elior and Elior Services - with the former providing contract catering across several industries, and the latter providing cleaning solutions healthcare facilities and industrial environments across more than 2,300 sites. Elior Group serves 5 million customers daily across more that 23,500 restaurants and points of sale.

Baseline assessment


Started the journey


Started the journey

Social inclusion

Room for improvement


Elior Group publicly discloses a number of commitments across the dimensions but has room for improvement in all three, especially social inclusion. In the environment dimension, the company does not have targets to reduce GHG emissions. While it is committed to increasing the proportion of responsibly sourced foods and tracing soya bean for animal feed, Elior Group does not disclose any deforestation or sustainable seafood policies. Neither does it disclose commitments to agrobiodiversity, sustainable inputs, or water management. Elior Group has actions planned for 2020 to reduce food waste and plastic packaging. Its animal welfare policy applies to all animal species and covers all suppliers worldwide. In the nutrition dimension, Elior Group is committed to increasing its percentage of vegetarian dishes and promoting good nutritional habits by providing better information on its menus. The company does not disclose employee nutrition programmes, product reformulation initiatives or commitments to increase availability of healthy foods. Regarding social inclusion, it is notable that Elior Group is a member of the UN Global Compact but has not publicly disclosed commitments to eliminate child and forced labour in its supply chain. The company does not commit to paying a living wage, nor does it disclose commitments to improve smallholder farmer livelihoods.

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
EUR 4,923,000,000
(USD 5,511,175,000)
Major subsidiaries
Consumer brands
Elior, Alessa, Aladdin, L'Alsachienne, Gemeaz, Lexington

Value chain sub-sectors

Other benchmarks

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