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March 12, 2015 - In partnership with the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS), the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization, Aramark announced today that it will expand its cage-free egg commitment to include all company purchases of liquid, pre-cracked eggs in the U.S. by 2020, or sooner if supplies become available. The company has already helped hundreds of its client partners purchase liquid cage-free eggs over the past several years in advance of moving to entirely cage-free liquid eggs. Aramark also buys virtually all of its shell eggs from cage-free sources today and will complete that transition by the end of this year.
Aramark does not raise animals or grow products and relies on suppliers who have said it will require years to change their production methods in order to transition to cage-free eggs. In the U.S. today less than 10% of the total hen-laying flock is cage-free. Aramark is proud to be part of the movement influencing the elimination of battery cage hens.
Next week, Aramark will release a comprehensive animal welfare policy with HSUS that will address a broad spectrum of issues impacting the treatment of animals for pork, veal, beef, poultry and dairy production. In 2012, the company committed to purchasing only gestation crate-free pork by 2017. Responsible purchasing has always been core to Aramark’s mission to ‘Enrich and Nourish Lives.’ The company looks forward to advancing animal welfare as part of its overall corporate responsibility commitment.
“We are pleased to continue to partner with Aramark and applaud their continuing efforts to develop an industry-leading policy for the treatment of animals,” said Josh Balk, Senior Director of Food Policy at HSUS.
PHILADELPHIA, PA – March 9, 2015 – Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), the $15 billion global provider of award-winning services in food, facilities management, and uniforms, announced today that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company®.
The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes those organizations that have had a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of the company.
Being a five year honoree underscores Aramark’s commitment to leading ethical business standards and practices ensuring long-term value to key stakeholders including customers, employees, suppliers, regulators and investors.
“Every day, everywhere we operate around the world, our dedicated associates enrich and nourish the lives of those we serve with innovative and meaningful solutions,” Eric J. Foss, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aramark. “As a global leader, this prestigious honor reinforces our commitment to operating with the highest ethical standards and conducting business with the utmost integrity and respect, while delivering service excellence to our consumers, clients and community partners.”
“The World’s Most Ethical Companies embrace the correlation between ethical business practice and improved company performance. These companies use ethics as a means to further define their industry leadership and understand that creating an ethical culture and earning the World’s Most Ethical Companies recognition involves more than just an outward facing message or a handful of senior executives saying the right thing,” said Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. “Earning this recognition involves the collective action of a global workforce from the top down. We congratulate everyone at Aramark for this extraordinary achievement.”
In addition to the Ethisphere recognition, Aramark recently earned a perfect score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign 2015 Corporate Equality Index, was named one of the 2015 Top 40 Best Companies for Diversity by BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine and one of CAREERS & the disABLED magazine’s Top 50 employers for providing a positive working environment for people with disabilities.
Company Recognized by BLACK ENTERPRISE and CAREERS & the disABLED Magazines
PHILADELPHIA, PA (January 14, 2015) – Aramark (NYSE:ARMK), the $15 billion global provider of award winning services in food, facilities management, and uniforms, was recently recognized for its commitment to diversity and inclusion by two leading business publications. BLACK ENTERPRISE named Aramark one of its Top 40 best companies for diversity and CAREERS & the disABLED ranked Aramark among its Top 50 employers for providing a positive working environment for people with disabilities.
“We are honored to be recognized by BLACK ENTERPRISE and CAREERS & the disABLED for our commitment to diversity and inclusion,” said Lynn B. McKee, Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Aramark. “As a proud employer of 270,000 associates around the world, we believe that a mosaic of backgrounds, styles, perspectives, values and beliefs are what enable us to enrich and nourish the lives of the millions of clients and consumers we serve every day.”
“This recognition is extra special because we are sharing it with so many of our client partner companies,” McKee added. “Aramark is honored to serve 35 of the 40 best companies for diversity and 42 of the top 50 employers for people with disabilities.”
BLACK ENTERPRISE is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. The magazine surveys the top 1,000 publicly traded companies, as well as the 100 leading global companies with strong U.S. operations. The qualitative survey focuses on activities related to the participation of African Americans and members of other ethnic minority groups in four categories: employee base, senior management, board of directors and supplier diversity. This is the 5th time that Aramark has been named to the Top 40 list.
CAREERS & the disABLED is the only national career recruitment publication for people with disabilities in the United States. The magazine surveys readers who select the top companies in the country for which they would most prefer to work or believe provide a positive working environment for people with disabilities. This is the first time Aramark was named to their Top 50 list.
Aramark’s diversity and inclusion efforts have been well recognized in recent months. In November, the company received a perfect score of 100% on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC).