Sodexo finalist for BITC transparency award
February 10, 2016
Sodexo has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Business in the Community Workplace Gender Equality Awards 2016.
Now in their 21st year, the Business in the Community Workplace Gender Equality Awards recognise and celebrate best practice, innovation and individual achievement in public and private sector organisations that are leading the way in creating workplaces that work for women.
Sodexo is a finalist in the Transparency Award, a partnership between Business in the Community and the Government Equalities Office which recognises organisations that are taking an active role in evaluating gender equality in their workplaces, taking action and publically reporting their progress.
The winners will be announced at the Business in the Community Workplace Gender Equality Awards Gala Dinner, which takes place on Wednesday 20 April 2016 at the London Hilton on Park Lane, as part of Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Week.
A full list of the finalist organisations across 11 categories is available via the Business in the Community website.
Neil Murray, Sodexo UK & Ireland Regional Chairman, said: “We’re delighted to be announced as a finalist in the Business in the Community Workplace Gender Equality Awards. At Sodexo, we are genuinely committed to gender equality. Our internal research reinforced the business case that gender balance in management positions results in better performance across a range of measures.
“As part of gender balance strategy, we publicly committed to increase our transparency around pay and this year we will publish a breakdown of our gender pay gap variances and rectify any unjustifiable discrepancies across all of our 34,000 UK and Ireland employees.”
Kathryn Nawrockyi, Business in the Community Gender Equality Director, said: “Congratulations to Sodexo on being named as a finalist in the Transparency Award category at the Business in the Community Workplace Gender Awards 2016. Greater transparency of gender pay information is vital if organisations are to take action and accelerate the pace of change towards gender equality. Sodexo offers a great example of how pay transparency can benefit employers and I hope others will follow their lead.”