Awards, Recognition & Engagement
Clark Dining Services is featured in the December issue of BioCycle Magazine for their efforts in pre-consumer waste reduction. Article available here
General Manager, Heather Vaillette and Executive Chef Denis Gagne included as guest speakers in a webinar, presented by the EPA. In the webinar, titled "Behavior Change, Techniques to Reduce Food Waste & Avoid Contamination, Chef Gagne and Heather spoke to the group about the importance of involving team members in waste reduction efforts, provided ideas for others to use and spoke about challenges and best practices at Clark University. To learn more about the Food Recovery Challenge, please visit their website.
The Better Tomorrow Plan
The Better Tomorrow Plan
is Sodexo's plan for a better future.
It's a place where nutrition, health and wellness, local communities and the environment matter. It's how we've always worked. Building a better tomorrow is a big challenge which is only surpassed by our determination to succeed.
Please click here to see the latest update on our in depth Better Tomorrow Plan.
The Better Tomorrow Plan is made up of three core pillars:
The fundamentals that are the cornerstone of a responsible company. MORE >
Our strong philosophy and respect for ethical values form the basis of our commitment to corporate citizenship
- Our core values: Service Spirit, Team Spirit, Spirit of Progress
- Our Ethical Principles: Loyalty, Respect for people, Transparency, Business Integrity
3 priorities and 14 commitments to action: MORE >
- Actively promote Nutrition, Health and Wellness
- Support the development of Local Communities
- Protect the Environment
Dialogue and joint actions with our stakeholders MORE >
We strive to engage our stakeholders through common impactful actions:
- We listen to our stakeholders and maintain a dialogue with them.
- We influence practices at the sites where we operate and beyond.
We will develop a leadership position within networks and support opportunities to meet and engage with stakeholders so as to be recognized as the benchmark reference and sustainability leader in our 3 priorities.
Making A Better Tomorrow at Clark
We are making a difference on campus! View our Better Tomorrow achievements and goals in the table below.
Join our Green Team
Want to help us make a difference? Join our Green Team starting this Fall! Contact Anthony Akuoko Oduro, Sustainability Ambassador, to learn how to join!
About Anthony, Sustainability Ambassador
Anthony Akuoko Oduro, MBA/ Community Development and Planning is student at Clark University. Anthony is from Ghana and migrated to the United States in 2009. He has a BS in General Agriculture from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana and MS in Management of Agro-Ecological Knowledge and Social Change from Wageningen University in the Netherlands. He has also worked with World Vision International Ghana, and Conflict Mediation Services of Downsview in Toronto, Canada, where he received certification as a Transformative Conflict Mediator.
Anthony's interest in sustainability comes from his educational background and also from his own experience in working with an International Non Profit Organization. He believes that sustainability is a wholistic idea. It entails the notion of keeping business alive and keeping society in equilibrium. It is about doing things in a realistic way. He believes that sustainability also means taking the small steps that leads to the achievement of the overall bigger goal of maintaining our society.
Anthony's way of effecting shift towards sustainability efforts is in the contribution of ideas and facilitating the collections of ideas of stakeholders on issues of environment and socio-economic equilibrium.
His role in helping Clark Dining services and Clark University to achieving environmental and socio-economic sustainability is to first to facilitate the dialogue between stakeholders who have interest on environmental and socio-economic sustainability; helping to implement achievable and realistic sustainability plans and assisting to monitor progress of our efforts. Anthony's vision is to assist in the first steps of the journey of thousands miles being embarked on by Clark dining Services and Clark University.
Clark Dining Services is pleased to announce our renewed partnership with Freshpoint of Connecticut. Freshpoint is well known for it's commitment to sustainability, in particular sourcing from local and regional farmers. Keep posted for dates to join our Dining Services Green Team on scheduled farm tours of the Connecticut River Valley. Participants will get a chance to see where our local produce comes from and the farmers who grow it!
Get To Know The Farmers. Click the farm names below to read information on just a couple of the farms we purchase from. Some of these farmers will be on our farm tour stops this fall.
Horton Farms - Glastonbury, CT
Botticello Farms - Manchester, CT
Click a priority to expand. Mouse-over green text to view commitments in action at Clark University.