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Be Well. Do Well. For People, For The Planet.

Creating a better world for generations to come.

Be Well. Do Well. is Aramark’s sustainability plan. It sums up our goal to make a positive impact on people and planet over the next five years.

We understand that every part of our business must operate with a responsibility to do right by people and planet. Following this ethos, we have developed Be Well. Do Well, our Northern European Sustainability and Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) plan.

Our sustainability plan sums up our goal to make a positive impact on people and planet by 2025. Simply stated, we are working to reduce inequity, support and grow our communities, and protect our planet.


Our Strategy

Be Well. Do Well. accelerates our sustainability efforts and aligns with our vision for our future, which is to enable the safety and wellbeing for millions, and reduce our waste and greenhouse gas emissions by 2025.

Our sustainability plan starts with people. People are at the centre of everything we do and so we’re focused on the safety and wellbeing of our employees and consumers, the people in the communities where we live and work, as well as the people in our supply chain. We also focus on the wellbeing of our planet by minimising environmental impact across all of our operations, from the foods we serve and facilities we operate to the vehicles we drive, in a bid to reduce our GHG emissions.


Our Goals and Commitments

Our goals and commitments – under the clearly defined programmes for ‘People’ and ‘Planet’ – convey our priorities and ambitions, by focusing our efforts and inspiring our organisation to do more.

Our People priorities are to engage employees, empower healthy consumers, build local communities and source ethically and inclusively.
Our Planet priorities are to source responsibly, operate efficiently, minimize food waste and reduce packaging.

Be Well Do Well Strategy


Each goal is supported by four priorities, which align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We have identified key performance indicators and internal targets tied to our business objectives to drive continuous outcomes against our priorities. At the core of this approach is an express commitment to do no harm – to attempt to operate in a way that not only minimises negative impacts of operations, but with an aspiration to work in a way that leaves both people and planet in a better place for the years that follow.

Discover more about our Be Well. Do Well. sustainability and ESG plans, ambitions, and targets click here.


Continuous Improvement

On our journey of continuous improvement, we are committed to expanding public reporting on our sustainability plan, building greater awareness among our employees, consumers, clients, and partners. With a renewed focus of our efforts in sustainability, we are excited about implementing our five-year plan. Our 2020 Sustainable Success 2020 – A Year in Review provides a look back on some of our highlights and achievements in 2020 across our priorities.

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Please click here for the Irish version. 



Making a positive impact on people

People are at the cornerstone of everything we do, from running our business and engaging our employees, to empowering healthy consumers, building local communities, and sourcing in an ethical and inclusive way. We are proud of our long-standing commitment to enable the wellbeing of all the people we connect to, and we’re committed to doing even more.

Our goal is to provide access to opportunities – opportunities for our employees, consumers, communities and people in our supply chain. Building on our current work, we continue to help people to develop careers and livelihoods; access, choose and prepare healthy food; and grow communities, businesses and local economies.

Moreover, we focus on safety every step of the way: in the food we serve, the places we work, and in our daily operations. It’s our responsibility to maintain the highest levels of safety for our own employees, as well as our customers and our clients.



Making a positive impact on the planet 

When it comes to reducing our environmental impact, we’re focusing on addressing climate change. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is our top priority and something we can impact in all of our businesses, through the foods we serve to the vehicles we drive.

This effort builds on our current practices to reduce emissions that range from sourcing responsibly and operating efficiently, to minimizing food waste and reducing packaging. Now we’re taking an even more comprehensive approach. We’re identifying specific actions to drive our reduction of carbon emissions, and working toward improving our public reporting.

Net Zero 2050

Net Zero Commitment

Aramark Northern Europe has announced its intention to become a net zero carbon organisation by 2050, as part of its continued focus on positively impacting people and the planet. This ambitious target fully aligns to current legislation and requirements across the UK, Ireland, and the EU. 

Aramark’s Net Zero commitments are built around areas where it can have the most impact:

  • Transport: Replacing the existing fleet of diesel and petrol owned and leased vehicles to electric vehicles (EV) as soon as is practical. Drivers will be provided training on how to drive more efficiently to reduce emissions.
  • Energy Efficiency: All electricity contracts will be procured from renewable or low carbon sources. Green champions at each site will gather up monthly energy performance data to provide feedback that will be are incorporated into capex decisions.
  • Goods and services: Aramark has already begun moving towards a higher percentage of plant-based meals. We are changing recipes, increasing the mix of delicious, plant-based, and environmentally sustainable dishes, that are based on 50 key ingredients.
  • Source locally: Aramark has begun an evaluation project to identify, per food waste category, the source/origin of each ingredient. Where feasible, a preference for local suppliers will be given to reduce international freight and hence carbon.
  • Minimising waste and maximise recycling: Aramark will trail software that tracks and manages food wastage, indicating possible changes to menus and portion sizes. In addition, staff training programmes will minimise waste and maximise recycling with food waste sent to anaerobic digestion plants.
  • Travel: Aramark will encourage our staff to embrace technology to limit travel. Where travel is required, it will prioritise carbon reducing travel modes, such as rail over air and cars.
  • Engage Employees: Aramark will encourage employees to join its sustainable journey by putting in place and extending initiatives such as cycle to work schemes, encouraging carpool arrangements, providing information on public transport alternatives, installing EV charge points and paying favourable mileage reclaim rates to EV vehicles.

This commitment fully aligns to Aramark Corporation's commitment to set science-based targets in line with the Science Based Target initiative’s Net-Zero Standard.

Net Zero Glide Path