Sodexo operates on a global scale with 420 000 employees,134 nationalities, 36 000 sites, 80 countries and 75 million daily consumers. Therefore having a global cultural mindset is essential for us.
We have made a commitment that all our countries will be engaged in partnerships to empower minority communities (as applicable for each country) by 2025. Our global strategy focuses on promoting inclusion across four areas:
- Local minorities
- Migrants and refugees
- First nations (indigenous population)
Employee networks driving inclusivity
In the UK in 2016 Sodexo launched the Culture and Origins employee network. The network aims to encourage inclusivity and cohesion amongst our employees by celebrating everyone’s cultures, heritage and beliefs and by promoting equal opportunities for all.
Network activities have included a ‘my culture and me campaign’, mentoring programme for our colleagues from a Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) background, and a speaker series with internal and external role models.
INvolve ethnicity pay reporting mandate
Sodexo is also one of the signatories for the INvolve ethnicity pay reporting mandate demonstrating our commitment to transparency and the importance of having conversations about race in the workplace. Read more.
Keep up to date with our initiatives:
• Follow us on Twitter: @SodexoDandI
• Website: https://uk.sodexo.com/home/corporate-responsibility/diversity--inclusion.html
• D&I Blog: http://blog.uk.sodexo.com/diversityandinclusion/
• D&I Podcasts: https://soundcloud.com/uk-sodexo and subscribe to the podcasts series in I-Tunes.
About the event
We are delighted to welcome you to join Sodexo and an audience from diverse industries for an engaging and interactive breakfast seminar led by Professor Binna Kandola OBE, a leading speaker and author.
Date: May 21st
Time: 08:45 breakfast followed by 09:30 start – 12:15
Location: Sodexo UK Head Office, Holborn, 1 Southampton Row, London, England, WC1B 5HA
Coming at a time of intense media attention around this topic, Binna will focus on the history of racism and explore its modern manifestation in organisations. Attendees will get an opportunity to learn about organisational best practices and will leave with ideas about tackling modern racism and how to create an inclusive workplace.
Romeo Effs, a leading diversity and inclusion thinker and Global Managing Director at INvolve, will also be sharing insights into how others have made progress in this area.
The event aims to share best practices and challenges, create networking opportunities, inspire action and promote future partnerships.
There is no cost to attend but registration is required, and places are limited, so early registration is encouraged. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
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