Subway Names VP of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility

by Katie Lee

Milford, Conn. — Subway® restaurants has hired John C. Scott to join its global team as vice president of global sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Most recently, he headed up supply chain for The Chefs’ Warehouse.

In his new role, Scott will oversee the global agenda for an integrated sustainability and CSR program in collaboration with all departments and partners in the Subway® family.

“Social responsibility and sustainability are embedded in who we are as a brand,” says Joe Tripodi, chief marketing officer of Subway® restaurants. “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 several commitments to improve its food and operations, while minimizing its impact on the environment. Subway® partners with 150-plus U.S. farmers, many of which are from multigenerational farming families, to provide safe, fresh and nutritious food. In 2016, the company reached its commitment to only serve chicken in the U.S. that is raised without antibiotics. In addition, Subway® began listing calories on menu panels 2 years before FDA requirements, among many other initiatives.

“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. Most recently, he served as chief supply chain officer for The Chefs’ Warehouse, a $1.2 billion distributor of specialty food products. Prior to The Chefs’ Warehouse, Scott created and led PepsiCo’s Responsible & Sustainable Sourcing program, among other procurement leadership positions.

Subway® is the world’s largest restaurant chain with more than 44,000 restaurants in 113 countries. Subway® is a registered trademark of Subway IP Inc. For more information on the company’s social responsibility and sustainability initiatives, visit

SOURCE: Subway Restaurants

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