Our Initiatives

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

Recycling and Composting

We recycle all our delivery boxes that we receive in our dining facilities, as well as have recycling bins in all of our dining locations for guests to use. We also exclusively offer biodegradable containers in our Pandini’s dining location for all eat in or takeout orders.

Local Farms

We work hard to get as many ingredients locally as possible. Our professionally-trained chefs write our menus to take advantage of the fresh fruits and vegetables that are naturally in season.

Xprss Nap

Xpressnap napkin dispensers save 30% in paper over traditional napkin dispensing mechanisms. The napkins in the dispenser are also made of 100% recycled paper. According to Xpressnap, enough energy is saved in making recycled napkins to power 600 American homes for an entire year!

According to Xpressnap, enough is saved through utilizing recycle napkins to power 600 American homes for an entire year! More than half a million gallons of oil was saved – 38 tanker trucks worth – and 41 tons of pollutants were kept out of the environment. 4,131 cubic yards of paper were diverted from landfill space. This is enough to cover an entire football field with a two and a half foot deep stack of paper.


As part of its commitment to increase the sustainability of its operations, Dining Services uses Ecolab’s Apex™ dishwashing system. Apex combines technology and products designed to save water and energy, minimize the impact of products on the environment, and has a built-in method of measuring results. Apex uses a unique combination of detergents, rinse additives, equipment and consultative services to address the operational challenges in foodservice operations. 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.

All locations will receive the benefits of using less water, energy and labor, thus minimizing their operations’ overall impact on the environment.
In addition, the Apex system further supports Dining Services’ sustainability initiatives with non-caustic chemistry and 95% less packaging material than current methods. Apex products come in a compact solid form that significantly reduces transportation shipments compared to bulkier liquid detergents.

Rockland Marketplace Take-Out Program

We provide reusable take out containers in one of our dining restaurants on campus to help reduce the use of nonrecyclable products.

Reusable Cup

Guests who visit Jazzman’s Coffee shop can use their own reusable mug to get their coffee or drink order!


Currently a Revolution BioFuels picks up our fryer oil and recycles the oil

Waste Minimization

We are completely trayless.