Over the past 12 months in the UK and Ireland, Sodexo has achieved better than expected recovery and underlying trade is now back to pre-pandemic levels. I hope this is the last time we will compare our performance in terms of the pandemic. Our business is now fully open, with exciting offers and services that anticipate and meet what our clients and consumers demand.

This growth was achieved across both the private and public sector, with some new partnerships that deliver a diverse range of services from food, FM, and property services to rehabilitation. We have welcomed organisations such as the Metropolitan Police, HMP Lowdham Grange, Bright Futures Educational Trust, and the new Nuffield Health contract at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City of London.    

Just as importantly, we also retained business and extended many of our long-term partnerships including Falkland Islands and Cyprus with the Ministry of Defence, and a number of prestigious independent schools such as Clifton College in Bristol, St Paul’s Cathedral School in London and Magdalen College School in Oxford. 

I want to thank all our colleagues for this success and for demonstrating how our purpose, to create a better everyday for everyone to build a better life for all, is integral to what we offer, the way we do business and how our teams deliver excellent services.  

We continue to make significant progress on our social impact pledges. There are too many things to mention, but I would like to highlight our support for colleagues to help with the the cost of living through financial offers and wellbeing services; our continued support for SMEs; the 1,220 apprenticeship opportunities we have provided in and outside our business; the success we have had in helping to tackle modern slavery, and the launch and acceleration of our SBTi validated Net Zero targets.   

I am confident for the year ahead that we will make further progress and continue to grow with purpose, delivering a broad range of vital services in partnership with our valued clients- and all the time guided by our mission to improve the quality of life for our colleagues, those we serve and the communities in which we operate.  





Sean Haley, Regional Chairman, Sodexo UK & Ireland

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