Subway taps former PepsiCo exec as new CSR lead

By Laura Mullan
Subway has appointed John C. Scott as its Vice President of Global Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility. Scott, the former global procure...

Subway has appointed John C. Scott as its Vice President of Global Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility. 

Scott, the former global procurement director at PepsiCo, will oversee the company’s global agenda for an integrated sustainability and corporate responsibility programme.


“I am pleased to be joining Subway and a team that has made great strides to build the company’s sustainable and responsible practices,” Scott says.

“Subway is in a strong position to build upon the investments already made and I look forward to helping the company continue to have a positive impact on our customers, franchisees, supply chain and environment.”

Scott has more than 20 years of experience in sustainability and consumer-focused supply chains and most recently served as Chief Supply Chain Officer for The Chef’s Warehouse.

“Social responsibility and sustainability are embedded in who we are as a brand,” said Joe Tripodi, Chief Marketing Officer of Subway restaurants.

“John shares our deep commitment to have a positive impact on the communities our franchises 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 to explore new ways to enhance our business practices responsibility.”

In recent years, Subway has made several commitments to improve its food and operations, while minimizing its impact on the environment.

By 2016, the company achieved its commitment to only serve chicken in the US that is raised without any antibiotics and additionally, Subways also began listing calories on its menus two years before FDA requirements.


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