Our Initiatives

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

Local Suppliers

100% of the cracked eggs on campus come from cage free sources. We purchase only MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) sourced seafood. Our dairy products come fresh, from local farms and are rBGH/artificial hormone free.

Xprss Nap

Xprss Nap Dispensers save energy and waste. The napkins are made of 100% recycled paper and the dispenser will encourage customers to take (and waste) fewer napkins. Energy is saved because less power is used to recycle paper products than to create them from virgin material.

Trayless

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 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!

Apex

APEX combines technology and products designed to save water and energy, minimize the impact of products on the enviornment, and has a built-in method of measuring results. The APEX management approach uses a tablet PC and wireless technology to communicate with the system's controller to download, process and analyze data to establish each foodservice operation's "rack-to-guest ratio." By monitoring and improving this ratio, the system helps reduce the amount of water and energy used at each facility, and improve total operational efficiency.

Fair Trade

Dining Services now serves only fair trade coffee in the Resident Dining Caféincluding Aspretto 100% Fair Trade Arabica Beans and 100% Organic Teas. Fair trade helps assure that the farmers who grow the products get a fair price in exchange for great international coffee.