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Click HERE to see all of our 2014-15 dining awards, recognitions and accomplishments.

UC Davis Dining Services award 2013 Cool Davis Eco-Hero

UC Davis Dining Services and UC Davis Student Housing were awarded the Business Environmental Resource Center Cool Davis 2012 Eco-Hero Award for their efforts to certify the three residential dining facilities at UC Davis - Tercero, Segundo and Cuarto Dining Commons - as sustainable businesses with efforts in energy efficiency, water efficiency, transportation, air quality, waste reduction and green building practices.

Sodexo Achieves 100% Rating by Human Rights Campaign

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has announced that Sodexo received a 100% rating on the annual 2013 HRC Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and will be profiled in the HRC Best Places to Work list. This marks the 6th consecutive year Sodexo has received a 100% rating on the prestigious CEI.

In awarding Sodexo a rating of 100%, HRC called out several actions Sodexo has taken to be a more inclusive organization including: sponsoring a LGBT network group, providing equivalent spousal and same-sex partner benefits, providing medical coverage for sex reassignment surgery, recognizing sexual orientation and gender identity or expression in our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy and actively engaging LGBT-certified vendors in our supplier diversity program.

Sierra Magazine Ranks UC Davis as "Coolest" School

Sierra magazine named the University of California, Davis, the nation's "Coolest School" for its efforts to address climate change and operate sustainably.

* Aggressive recycling, composting and reuse efforts that in 2011-12 prevented nearly 75 percent of campus waste from entering landfills annually. Aggie Stadium has won the EPA's Wastewise Game Day Challenge diversion rate championship for the past two years. In 2011, the stadium diverted more than 93 percent of its waste on challenge day. Throughout the year, the stadium prevents about 80 percent of its waste from entering landfills.

* The campus spends more than 20 percent of its $5.6 million food budget for residential dining services on local products, buys organic items such as poultry and grains, and sources olive oil and tomatoes from campus farms.

2011 Real Food Pioneer

UC Davis Dining Services was awarded the Real Food Pioneer certificate in celebration for leading the Real Food Challenge movement in transparency and improvement in real food purchasing.

2012 Catalyst Award Winner

Examined by the Catalyst Organization against a robust set of criteria including business rationale, senior leadership support, accountability, communication, employee engagement, innovation and measurable results, this win validates the significant progress we've made and underscores Sodexo's position as a benchmark organization for diversity and inclusion.

2010 EPA Gameday Award

Our highest diversion rate was achieved during the October 23rd, 2010 football game with a rate of 89.83%. UC Davis received national recognition as "Diversion Rate Champion" from the Environmental Protection Agency as part of their WasteWise Game Day Challenge

2011 Humane Society Recognition

UC Davis Dining Services was recognized by the United States Humane Society for improving animal welfare by switching to cage-free eggs in all our resident dining commons.






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