Vermont First is Sodexo's commitment to the Vermont Community to support: 

  1. Vermont's local economy through the creation of inclusive market opportunities accessible for local producers, including BIPOC, woman owned, and small-scale farm and food businesses.
  2. Accessible and equitable opportunities for employees to gain the knowledge and skills for food system careers.
  3. An environmentally sustainable food system through food purchases, and resource management such as ensuring that all foods are used for their highest and best purpose and not considered waste.
  4. BIPOC participation, representation, collaboration, and access to resources in order to help create a racially equitable food system and to remove racist structural barriers for economic opportunity.

Vermont First is aligned with the goals and values ofSodexo's Better Tomorrow 2025 plan, Sodexo's Supplier Code of Conduct, andVT Farm to Plate Goals1, 2, 4, 5, 9 & 15.