Corporate & Social Responsibility

Good for the customer. Good for the community. Good for the environment.

Sidekim Foods is committed to using the freshest and most wholesome ingredients available in the marketplace. It is the very foundation of our Real Food philosophy. This is why we focus on supporting sustainable agriculture and using locally grown products whenever possible. We specify that our distributors contract locally for produce and dairy — like the sourcing of Artificial Growth Hormone Free Dairy products — thereby supporting the local agricultural community while reducing the consumption of fuel and CO2 emissions.

To give you the confidence that our products and goods have been handled safely from farm to table, we ensure that our manufacturing and distribution vendors are:

  • USDA compliant with a documented HACCP plan in place
  • Certified in either American Sanitation Institute (ASI) or American Institute of Baking (AIB)

We also focus on sustainability, recycling, and the use of biodegradable materials in our facility. We are passionately committed to using products that do not harm our environment.

Sidekim Foods supports the local economy and the people of Lynn, Massachusetts. Each summer through the City of Lynn’s youth program, we employ high school students to provide them with an opportunity to develop job skills and gain work experience. As an advocate of physical wellness and community engagement, Sidekim Foods supports local athletic programs, donates to local charities and volunteers at area food pantries.

Sidekim Foods is a member of the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) and the Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership (GBMP).

Serving up opportunity

We want our employees to succeed—not just here, but in all their future endeavors. That’s why we pay our employees to earn their ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) certification right here at Sidekim Foods

Elior North America has the privilege of serving more than one million meals each day to people across the United States. We take our responsibility seriously to be good corporate citizens and ensure our company positively impacts the people we serve while making a positive difference in our local communities. We are focused on rising global health issues, environmental challenges, decreasing amounts of food waste, and the need for ongoing employee development.

Our CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) strategy was created by Elior Group to generate a positive foodprint from farm to fork by working closely with our suppliers, clients, guests and team members. This strategy is called the Elior Group Positive FoodPrint Plan™. It was built to encompass the entire value chain including sustainable ingredient sourcing, healthy food choices for our guests, food waste reduction and identifying opportunities to enable our team members to grow within our organization.

4 Commitments, 4 Goals

Help our guests to achieve good health by providing healthy choices and raising awareness

For 100% of our guests to be able to choose healthy and delicious food by 2025.

Improve procurement to increase the sustainability of our ingredients.

For 10 of our major ingredients to meet our sustainable and local sourcing criteria by 2025.

Innovate and collaborate to reduce food waste and other waste through our value chain, working towards a circular model.

Zero food waste to landfill by 2025.

Create and promote local jobs which are inclusive and help people to fulfill their potential.

For 70% of managers to come from internal promotions, contributing to personal advancement and diversity, by 2025.

Elior North America is proud to partner with suppliers in our local communities that adhere to responsible actions and practices. We foster transparent and collaborative relationships with our suppliers to ensure we are able to positively impact our clients, communities, team members and people that we serve each day.

We’re proud to partner with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program, and we’re working towards a commitment to purchase seafood from sources that minimize their environmental impact. Learn more at

To learn more about our corporate social responsibility strategy, please click here.

* Seafood Watch® is a registered service mark of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation.

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