Facilities Show gold partner Sodexo: providing quality of life services, every day
June 12, 2015
Sodexo is a gold partner for the 2015 Facilities Show, 16-18 June, ExCEL, London.
Sodexo UK and Ireland employs some 34,000 people who provide quality of life services at some 2,000 locations for clients in the public and private sector in the corporate; education; healthcare; defence; leisure and justice sectors. The company is a trusted facilities management partner for many high profile clients including the Ministry of Defence; Ministry of Justice; University College London; Eton College; Ascot Racecourse; Scottish Parliament; GSK; AstraZeneca to name just a few.
Visit stand M1000, located as you enter from entrance N5, to find out more about Sodexo’s focus on adding value to client organisations through service excellence and what it’s like to work for an organisation which has quality of life at the heart of its business.
Quality of life – what does it mean?
Sodexo believes there are distinct areas of quality of life which its services impact directly. These include the physical and social environment, which encompasses everything that contributes to an individual’s comfort and security: optimal temperature in a corporate environment; quality room furniture in a hospital and effective energy and well-monitored environment in universities through to the meal sharing experiences; hospital visiting areas and online student communities.
Health and nutrition is another key area. The FM industry, through a catering service, has an influence on the provision of nutritious and healthy meals, advises on nutrition and lifestyle, and can provide access to fitness and athletic programmes whether in a company, a hospital and a university.
There are also a number of people-related areas such as factors which help an individual to feel truly valued, such as non-financial employee rewards or incentive programmes for companies. Aspects of the workplace which help individuals to learn and progress, for instance: offering first professional experience to students in universities.
A responsible business
As a company with half of its business in the in the public sector, earlier this year Sodexo published its Public Service Pledge, an ethical manifesto for its contracts and conduct, for citizens and communities.
The Public Service Pledge includes a set of commitments which are designed to help Sodexo UK & Ireland contribute to achieving a fairer and better society. These include a commitment to join the Living Wage’s Service Provider Scheme and a commitment to report on and address the gender pay gap.
The Pledge also details ways in which Sodexo will step up reporting on its public sector contracts, in order to increase transparency and accountability. Chief among these are pledges to publish the savings produced for Central Government through our contracts and to publish annually how we have contributed towards our Government clients’ stated target outcomes.
Visit our Facilities Show gold partner page for more.