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Sodexo UK&I Recognised for Workplace Inclusivity

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Sodexo UK & Ireland is the highest-scoring organisation for D&I in the hospitality, travel and leisure industry according to a study by the Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice at Oxford Brookes Business School for inclusion in.

Following its appearance on inclusion in‘s ‘EDI Maturity Curve’, the provider of catering and facility services has been awarded Platinum accreditation for its continued efforts to create an inclusive, equitable workplace for its 30,000 employees.    

The assessment highlights Sodexo’s dedication to providing an inclusive workplace as evaluated against stringent benchmarks that considered various aspects of EDI integration into business practices, leadership and the overall impact on business performance.   

DEI initiatives have been integral to Sodexo’s strategy, driving positive social impact and supporting a sense of belonging among colleagues. From enhancing benefits to supporting impactful programmes such as the 10,000 Interns Foundation, the group has shown a commitment to improving its internal culture as well as influencing change across the broader industry.   

Sean Haley, CEO, Sodexo UK & Ireland, says: “Our journey towards creating a truly inclusive culture is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our entire team.

“Achieving Platinum accreditation and being recognised as a ‘leading edge’ company in DEI is not just an honour; it’s a reflection of our ongoing dedication to inclusion and equity throughout our business.  


“Diversity, equity and inclusion is embedded at the heart of our business strategy and driven by colleagues throughout the organisation, who deliver services to our customers every day. DEI is at the core of our EVP, ensuring that our colleagues feel they belong to a team and a company that allows them to act with purpose and thrive in their own way.”   

This accreditation demonstrates Sodexo’s commitment to creating a truly inclusive working environment. 

Tea Colaianni, inclusion in CEO and WiHTL & Diversity in Retail Founder, adds: “We are delighted to award Sodexo the Platinum accreditation for the inaugural EDI Maturity Curve awards. This accreditation demonstrates Sodexo’s commitment to creating a truly inclusive working environment.    

“Their approach to EDI, the initiatives they’ve implemented and the subsequent results they’ve achieved are a shining example of best practice. I look forward to continuing our work with Sodexo and other organisations as we collectively raise the bar for inclusion across our industry.”   

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Staff Reporter covers the latest news, trends and opinion from the facilities management (FM) and corporate real estate (CRE) sectors. The FM market is currently estimated to be worth USD 1 trillion annually and is projected to grow at a compounded annualised rate of approximately 5% between now and 2026.

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