Sodexo India teams up with Adani Foundation to support women farmers in Chennai

  • Support 600 women farmers through Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) to promote economic independence  
  • Encourage organic farming and reduce carbon footprint  
  • Procure 500 kgs of green gram every month to be used in preparing fresh, nutritious meals

Mumbai, October 17, 2022

On World Food Day 2022 Sodexo India, through its Stop Hunger Trust, joined hands with the Adani Foundation, CSR arm of Adani Group, to promote sustainable livelihoods for 600 women farmers. Sodexo India plans to procure 500 kgs of green gram per month, produced by these women farmers, for use in preparing fresh and healthy meals at its client sites. By doing so, the company reiterates its purpose of creating a better everyday for everyone to build a better life for all. 
Speaking on the occasion, Ashwin Bhosale, Director HSE & CSR Sodexo India, said,

We are happy to associate with Adani Foundation to support FPOs in promoting economic independence of women farmers. Our effort is 3-pronged: to help women earn a better living, support farming using organic methods and finally, to utilise this farm produce at our client sites for preparing healthy food. We promise to give the women farmers fair rates and thereby promote right price for right product.

Vasant Gadhavi, Executive Director of Adani Foundation said,

Both nutrition and sustainable livelihoods are important focus areas of our CSR efforts. This association is most befitting, as it promotes good nutrition, women’s self-reliance, and organic farming.

Sodexo India flagged off this pilot project with Adani Foundation in Chennai. The company provides ~35 lac meals at 40+ client locations in and around Chennai and the produce sourced locally will help to boost the nutrient content of the meals. Sodexo India plans to keep supporting these women and increase their business with Sodexo by 20% every year. With the success of this project, the company also envisages associating with Adani Foundation to extend similar support in other cities across the country where their project is taking shape.

About Stop Hunger 

Stop Hunger is Sodexo’s unique philanthropic cause. Its mission is to unite communities with initiatives, people and resources to drive sustainable change in the fight against hunger. Initiated in 1996 by employees in the United States, Stop Hunger now operates in 60 countries, working hand in hand with 300 NGOs.

About Adani Foundation 

Established in 1996, Adani Foundation today has widespread operations in 16 states that include 2,409 villages and towns across the country with a team of professionals who work with an approach that embodies innovation, people participation and collaboration. Touching the lives of more than 3.7 million people and passionately working towards creating social capital with focus on four core areas – Education, Community Health, Sustainable Livelihood Development and Infrastructure Development, Adani Foundation acts towards inclusive growth and sustainable development of the rural and urban communities, in turn contributing towards nation-building. 

About Sodexo India

Sodexo India is fueled with the brand purpose of creating a better everyday for everyone to build a better life for all. We provide a bouquet of 100+ service offerings to varied clientele — corporates, healthcare organizations, manufacturing locations, educational institutes and in remote environments. Our solutions range across food & catering, facilities management, technical services, workplace experience, energy management, and benefits & rewards services. Sodexo India is powered by a team of 45,000 employees who cater to 500 clients at 1,100 sites daily. We harbour an inclusive, diverse, fair, equal, and positive work environment to improve the quality of life of those we serve and the communities, everyday.

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