Our Initiatives

Your Sodexo Campus Dining Team is dedicated to sustainability.  We know we can all work together to make a positive impact right here at Samford University. In addition to the many initiatives we take on as a company, we have implemented the following programs specific to Samford University

Xprss Nap

Xprss Napkin dispensers save up to 25% of consumption and waste, the napkins are made from 100% recycled paper and the dispensers will encourage customers to take (and waste) less napkins. Energy is saved because less power is used to recycle paper products then to create them from virgin material.


We are a trayless campus. Customers without trays typically waste less food and beverages. It is also a healthier approach to eating, as we all know that at times our eyes are bigger than our stomach. Trayless dining also reduces the amount of water and detergents needed to wash trays - and saves energy too.

Local Suppliers

We work closely with local produce distributors to maximize the fruits and vegetables purchased from local farms. We also purchase from local dairies, and participate in farm to school initiatives.  Tracking local purchases helps us to meet our Better Tomorrow Plan commitment of 20% local purchase by 2020.

Reusable Cup

58 Billion paper cups are thrown away each year; most of which are non-compostable. By using recycled cups in our Retail locations and china in The Caf we're decreasing our waste and minimizing our carbon footprint.