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Belgium

European Partnership to Support Surplus Food Donations

Sodexo and Stop Hunger have launched a region-wide partnership with the European Food Banks Federation (FEBA) to prevent food waste and help alleviate food insecurity. The new initiative builds on an existing collaboration between the organisations at the European and local levels by formally recognising FEBA, which represents a network of more than 340 food…

FM

Sodexo Live! Introduces Robot Busser at Dulles International Airport

The Lufthansa lounge at Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C. has welcomed a futuristic new employee. Named LUFTH-I, this beta-stage robotic busser from Bear Robotics is helping employees by quickly collecting dirty dishes and glassware as it roams the lounge. LUFTH-I is then able to autonomously go to the cleaning area to drop off dishes…

Contracts

Sodexo Awarded £264 Million UK Prison Contract

Sodexo’s government business has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to manage HMP Lowdham Grange in Nottinghamshire following a competitive tender process. The new contract has an estimated value of £264 million over a ten-year term, and MoJ has the option to extend for a further two one-year terms. The…

FM

Sodexo India Celebrates Silver Jubilee

Sodexo is celebrating its first quarter of a century operating in India. Since entering the market in 1997, the multinational foodservice and facility services provider has demonstrated agility and innovation by expanding its offering year-on-year to become a comprehensive employee experience services provider. With a team of 40,500+ professionals, Sodexo India is improving the quality…

Environment

Quorn and Sodexo Launch Novel Carbon Neutral Contract Catering Solution

Meat free brand Quorn has joined forces with leading food services provider, Sodexo, to begin the global roll out of Carbono Cero, the world’s first carbon neutral solution for food services. The solution could save at least 7,296 tonnes of carbon each year. This month sees the initial roll out of Carbono Cero at a…

France

Seven RoSPA Gold Medals for Sodexo

Sodexo is celebrating seven Gold Medal Awards at the 2022 RoSPA Health and Safety Awards. Its corporate services business also received the President’s Award for over ten consecutive years of receiving a Gold Medal, and the Sodexo Property Professional Services business also won the [email protected]@home trophy.  RoSPA’s Health and Safety awards are internationally recognised and…

Foodservice & Catering

Powering Performance at Independent Schools

A ‘Healthy Futures’ Partnership between Sodexo and the British Nutrition Foundation is helping to enhance an evidence-based Powering Performance programme introduced at independent schools in the United Kingdom to inspire young people to make informed, healthier and more sustainable food and drink choices, Powering Performance also empowers chefs at independent schools to support good nutrition…

News

Sodexo Reaction to UK Spring Budget Statement and Provision for Apprenticeships

Sean Haley, Chair of Sodexo UK & Ireland, responds to the UK spring budget statement and the development of apprenticeship standards. At Sodexo we are so pleased that the Chancellor took time in what was a critical and highly-anticipated spring statement to talk about apprenticeships and the apprenticeship levy. The themes he picked up on…

News

Food Waste Action Week 2022: Helping to Tackle Food Waste

Sodexo has released a new report as part of its Appetite for Action campaign to support the reduction of food waste and carbon emissions by the food services sector.  In the UK, Monday 7th March marks the start of Food Waste Action Week, a highlight of WRAP’s Love Food Hate Waste campaign which aims to…

News

Sodexo Recognised for LGBT+ Inclusion

Sodexo has received a Silver Employer award from Stonewall, the world’s second-largest LGBT+ charity, for its commitment and efforts in being an LGBT+ inclusive employer.     The award comes as part of Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index and Bring Yourself to Work campaign, which highlights the importance of inclusive work environments. Every year Stonewall publishes…

FM

The Hospital Experience and Patient Recovery

According to new YouGov research for Sodexo Healthcare, 93 per cent of inpatients believe they are more likely to get better quicker and leave hospital sooner if they have had a positive hospital experience. 87% of inpatients surveyed believe quick resolutions to any issues that may arise during their hospital stay are more likely to…

Events

A Focus on Wellbeing

Sodexo UK and Ireland have announced a strategic health and wellbeing partnership with Spectrum.Life to provide their Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to all colleagues with a comprehensive suite of health and wellbeing solutions to support their mental and physical health. Since 2015, Sodexo has provided an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support colleagues with life’s…

Cleaning

British Cleaning Council Consultation on Sector-wide Apprenticeship Levy Scheme

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) is urging employers, training operatives and providers and assessment organisations operating in the cleaning and hygiene sector to have their say on proposals for an Apprenticeship Levy accredited industry-wide training programme and apprenticeship. Consultation on proposals for the Cleaning Hygiene Operative apprenticeship opens today, Wednesday 26 January, and runs to…

Foodservice & Catering

Supporting the Wellbeing of a Military Base

Sodexo has launched Mindful Active, an educational tool to provide members of the military family with holistic guidance on health and wellness. First introduced to Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) in Portsmouth in the United Kingdom, Mindful Active reinforces the company’s commitment to improving the lived experience, as well as the health and wellbeing of…

News

Preparing Prisoners for the World of Work

Metal recycler EMR has invested £40,000 in a new workshop facility at HMP Forest Bank to enable inmates to gain key skills and employment opportunities as they prepare for their release. Offering an introduction to the recycling industry within the Sodexo operated prison, offenders have the opportunity to join a unique team removing tyres from…

Environment

Veganuary: Corporate Demand for Vegan and Vegetarian Menu Choices

As it marks “Veganuary” 2022, Sodexo is reporting increasing sales of vegan and vegetarian menu options at  corporate foodservice locations in the UK. Food sales data from the global foodservice provider shows that, by the end of 2021, vegan and vegetarian meal options made up 13 per cent of all meal sales at offices and…

Cleaning

Golden Service Awards Finalists

The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) has announced the finalists for the Kimberly-Clark Professional™ Golden Service Awards 2022. Dubbed the ‘Oscars’ of the cleaning industry by their organisers, the awards recognise “excellence, performance and commitment” within cleaning and facilities management. An independent panel of judges from BICSc has shortlisted 59 finalists from 24 companies,…

Appointments

ASM Global Names Chris Bray as EVP Europe

02.12.2021, 18:04 ASM Global Names Chris Bray as EVP Europe Chris Bray has joined ASM Global from Sodexo UK&I as executive vice president of European operations. In his new role, Bray, who will be based in Manchester in the United Kingdom, will assume responsibility for all aspects of the global entertainment company and venue operator’s…

Foodservice & Catering

Bringing Specialty Coffee and Food to Corporations Across North America

12.11.2021, 15:30 Bringing Specialty Coffee and Food to Corporations Across North America Sodexo has announced an exclusive, 10-year partnership with For Five, a premium coffee and food solutions company that serves the New York Metro area. As a result of the partnership, clients of the French multinational foodservice and facilities management major’s services will benefit…

Foodservice & Catering

Tackling Food Waste with Smart Technology

08.11.2021, 10:20 Tackling Food Waste with Smart Technology Sodexo’s use of technology to tackle food waste has been recognised with a Best Waste Prevention Project award at the Waste2Zero Awards. The Waste2Zero Awards were held at the exclusive In & Out in London’s St James’s Square and celebrated excellence in Waste Management and Prevention, providing…

News

Sodexo Recognised for LGBTIQ+ Workplace Inclusion

05.11.2021, 13:00 Sodexo Recognised for LGBTIQ+ Workplace Inclusion For a second consecutive year Sodexo has achieved Advocate status in the Workplace Pride Global Benchmark which measures LGBTIQ+ inclusivity among top employers. The benchmark consists of a detailed review and analysis of eight categories that show progress on LGBTIQ+ inclusion within the workplace: Policy & Communication, Employee…

News

Commentary on Sodexo Full-Year 21 Results

Sean Haley, Chairman of Sodexo UK and Ireland, comments on the Group’s full-year 2021 results and the contribution of the United Kingdom and Ireland to reported global half-fiscal year revenue growth of 18.1 per cent. Sodexo UK & Ireland has had a strong year and some significant successes despite trading still below pre-pandemic levels. We…

Environment

Sodexo Live! Awarded Paris 2024 Catering Contract

18.10.2021, 14:51 Sodexo Live! Awarded Paris 2024 Catering Contract Sodexo Live! has been announced as an official catering partner to the athletes’ village at the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics. For a five-week period, the Sodexo Group subsidiary will deploy 1,000 people at the Village to serve 40,000 daily meals for 14,850 athletes from 206 Olympic…

Environment

Sustainable Catering Comes to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

07.10.2021, 13:58 Sustainable Catering Comes to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Sodexo Live! recently supported the delivery of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the UK’s ultimate celebration of all things horticultural. Hosted by the Royal Horticultural Society, the annual event which has been held annually for over a century ran from Tuesday 21 September until…

Foodservice & Catering

International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste 2021

28.09.2021, 14:37 International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste 2021 On the eve of the second annual United Nations awareness day for preventing food loss and waste, Sodexo has provided an update on its ‘Wastewatch powered by LeanPath’ food waste reduction programme in the United Kingdom. The French multinational foodservice and facility services…

Contracts

DW Stadium Announces Venue Partnership

09.09.2021, 13:14 DW Stadium Announces Venue Partnership DW Stadium—the home of Wigan Athletic Football Club and rugby league side Wigan Warriors, has appointed Sodexo to provide hospitality and catering under an 11-year contract. Sodexo will deliver matchday and non-matchday experiences at the stadium which is a major conference and events centre in the Greater Manchester…

Education

Social Media Trends Influencing School Dinners

02.09.2021, 14:04 Social Media Trends Influencing School Dinners Sodexo’s education catering brand Alliance in Partnership (AiP) is drawing inspiration for its latest school menu offerings in the UK from TikTok and Instagram. The food services brand which was acquired in 2018 serves more than 75,000 freshly cooked, nutritious and locally sourced meals a day at…

Appointments

Sodexo Announces Senior Corporate Services Appointments

24.08.2021, 16:46 Sodexo Announces Senior Corporate Services Appointments Sodexo has made three appointments to its Corporate Services leadership team in the United Kingdom and Ireland as it strengthens its Vital Spaces workplace services proposition. Paula Stevenson has been appointed managing director, with Libby Escolme joining as marketing director and brand head, and Harpreet Cheema becomings Head of…

Foodservice & Catering

Sodexo Expands North American Corporate Food Offering

Sodexo is expanding the geographical reach of its latest acquisition, the Vancouver-based corporate catering aggregation platform Foodbee, to New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas and Montreal. Acquired by the French multinational foodservice and facility services provider on 12th July, Foodbee services businesses with flexible workforces and currently features 800+ local restaurants in 14 cities across…

Environment

Sodexo Signs L’Autre Cercle LGBT+ Commitment Charter

17.06.2021, 12:46 Sodexo Signs L’Autre Cercle LGBT+ Commitment Charter Sodexo has become the latest signatory to the Commitment Charter from L’Autre Cercle, France’s leading advocacy organisation for the inclusion of LGBT+ people at work. Launched in 1997, L’Autre Cercle aims to promote employee development policies that respect people in all their diversity, regardless of their sexual orientation…

Australia

Connecting Critical Remote Workers During the Pandemic

15.06.2021, 06:46 Connecting Critical Remote Workers During the Pandemic Sodexo’s MyWay app is making life more connected for critical workers living and working on remote sites in the energy sector. Staying away from home for work can be tough. Research suggests it creates work-family conflicts that impact on on psychological safety and psychological wellbeing. People working on…

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