Compass Group USA and Canteen Vending Services Announce American Business Act on Climate Pledge Commitment

January 02, 2016

CHARLOTTE, NC (December 1, 2015) – Compass Group is pleased to announce that it has joined the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, joining more than 140 companies from across the American economy to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to climate action.

For more than a decade Compass Group has strived to make positive change within the realm of sustainability by supporting local economies, sourcing sustainable seafood, implementing measures to address climate change issues and much more. Compass’ sustainability story establishes it as an important contributor towards a more sustainable future and as a model for what is possible within the foodservice industry.

“Providing more sustainable food is what we must do, not only for the health of our customers, but the health of our planet,” says Compass Group USA Chief Operating Officer Rick Post. “As the largest foodservice provider in the country, we are proud to help shape a sustainable path for our industry.”

Compass Group USA pledges to reduce CO2e emissions by 43%, equating to more than 2,000,000 metric tons, against its 2010 baseline by 2025.

Compass’ foodservice companies will advance these changes by engineering menus to create a more sustainable food supply, promoting responsible production and waste practices, and conscious product sourcing and purchasing. Canteen, Compass’ vending division, will work to reduce CO2e emissions through the use of more energy-efficient equipment, upgrading its fleet, use of a fleet GPS program and more efficient route scheduling.


About Compass Group
Based in Charlotte NC, Compass Group North America is the leading foodservice management and support services company with $13.6 billion (£8.2 billion) in revenues in 2014. Compass Group USA was recently named one of America’s 500 Best Employers by Forbes. With over 500,000 associates worldwide, its parent company, UK-based Compass Group PLC had revenues of £17.1 billion in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014.
About Canteen
Canteen is the only national vending operating company and the largest in the US, operating 200 branches across the country. Based in Charlotte, NC, Canteen is an operating company of Compass Group North America.
Media contact:
Veronica Ospina, Compass Group USA, 704-328-4291, [email protected]
Ann Sheridan, Canteen, 704-328-4056, [email protected]