Showcasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees
Sodexo strives to be an employer of choice. We are proud to have achieved 10% Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment across our Energy and Resources business. Follow us on a journey around Australia alia where we hear from some of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees.
Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation
Sodexo has worked with Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation (AAC) since 2007, on initiatives including supply of drinking water to a number of Sodexo sites and most recently an arrangement to collect all of Sodexo’s waste cooking oil (for transformation into biodiesel) through the Corporation’s subsidiary, AshOil.
2014 Recognise campaign
Sodexo has signed up to the Recognise Network of Organisations, comprising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous organisations, working together and supporting the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian Constitution.
As a positive, proactive and long-term supporter of NAIDOC Week, it is our opportunity to partner with our clients and the Traditional Owner communities, to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, recognise the contributions they have made and continue to make to our country and wider society.
MEEDAC Geoff Wedlock Innovation Park
Engagement with the Midwest Employment and Economic Development Aboriginal Corporation (MEEDAC) began in 2011 when Sodexo commenced village management of two sites, located in the mid-west region of Western Australia.
Vocational Training and Employment Centre (VTEC)
The VTEC training program aims to provide sustainable employment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander jobseekers and equip trainees with the skills to kick-start their careers within the energy and resources hospitality sector.
Garma – Northeast Arnhemland NT
Sodexo has been a proud partner of the Yothu Yindi Foundation (YYF) and Garma since 2004. Sodexo is committed to renewing its partnership with YYF by continuing as a major sponsor of Garma in 2015 and striving for operational excellence in the products and services it provides to Garma guests and participants.
The Martu Community of Wiluna – Goldfields WA
Sodexo’s relationship with the Martu Aboriginal community of Wiluna began in 2009 when we embarked on a program of community support and sponsorship. We are humbled by the way the community has welcomed us and proud to see them grow in confidence and pride over this period.
Kuditj Catering: PEEDAC and Sodexo
Sodexo was engaged by the Perth Employment and Economic Development Aboriginal Corporation (PEEDAC) in January 2014 for commercial support and operational expertise around the running of Kuditj Café.
Roebourne – Karratha, Pilbara WA
In 2014 Sodexo secured a major contract for onshore catering and facilities management at Karratha in Western Australia. Our commitment during the course of the is to deliver 40% of the contract’s value through local Indigenous owned businesses, supporting cultural empowerment and providing successful outcomes.
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) 2014
The 2014 NRW theme, Let’s Walk the Talk, provided numerous opportunities for Sodexo’s employees to host and participate in activities which support the connectedness of our services to the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in which our business operates.