Subway names new CSR lead
Subway restaurants has named John C. Scott as VP of global sustainability and corporate social responsibility, a news release said. He will oversee the global agenda for an integrated sustainability and CSR program in collaboration with all Subway departments and partners.
"Social responsibility and sustainability are embedded in who we are as a brand," Chief Marketing Officer Joe Tripodi said in the release. "John shares our deep commitment to have a positive impact on the communities our franchisees and restaurants serve worldwide. He has the extensive experience and strategic thinking to ensure Subway continues to operate as a socially and environmentally responsible company. John will help our brand expand our sustainability commitments and lead us as we explore new ways to enhance our business practices responsibly."
Subway has made commitments to improve its food and operations while minimizing its impact on the environment. The brand partners with more than 150 U.S. farmers for food. In 2016, the company reached a previous goal for its U.S. stores to serve only chicken raised without the use of antibiotics. Additionally, the chain began listing calories on its menu panels two years before it was required by the Food and Drug Administration.
Scott has more than 20 years' experience in sustainability and consumer-focused supply chains. Most recently, he was Chefs' Warehouse chief supply chain officer. Before that, he created and led PepsiCo’s responsible and sustainable sourcing program, among other procurement leadership positions. Scott has also served on the board of Sedex, a worldwide technology platform for sharing responsible sourcing data, and co-chaired the Aim-Progress CPG initiative on responsible sourcing.