Sodexo UK & Ireland has been recognised for its commitment to the health and safety of its employees and those it serves with seven gold medals, two President’s awards and a Safe@work-Safe@home commendation at the 2023 RoSPA Health and Safety Awards.

The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards is the largest occupational health and safety awards programme in the UK. Now into its 67th year, the Awards have almost 2,000 entries every year, covering nearly 50 countries and a reach of over seven million employees.

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Sodexo’s Corporate Services business has successfully received a gold medal award for 12 consecutive years and in recognition receives the President’s Award for the third year. 

Also receiving the President’s award was Sodexo Health & Care at Wythenshawe Hospital part of the Manchester University Foundation Trust (MFT).  The team at MFT’s Oxford Road Campus received their ninth gold, the campus comprises five hospitals (Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and Saint Mary’s Hospital)

Other Sodexo gold medals include: 

  • Sodexo Health & Care at Royal Stoke University Hospital received its ninth gold medal
  • Sodexo Government at Colchester Garrison received its fourth gold
  • Sodexo Property Professional Services received its third gold and was also commended in the Safe@workSafe@home category for demonstrating innovation in promoting safety and protecting employees in their lives outside of the workplace, in the home and in local communities
  • Sodexo Government at Allenby Connaught PFI received its second gold

Sean Haley, CEO Sodexo UK & Ireland said:

Every year I am proud to see our teams recognised at these important awards.  

The health and safety of our colleagues, customers and our partners is our priority, and these awards reflect the hard work and commitment of our teams in ensuring the high standards required through our systems and processes are met every day.  

It is our purpose to create a better everyday for everyone to build a better life for all.

The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards programme recognises organisations’ commitment to continuous improvement in the prevention of accidents and ill health at work, looking at entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement. 

Julia Small, RoSPA’s Achievements Director, said:

Accidents at work and work-related ill health don’t just have huge financial implications or cause major disruption – they significantly impact an individual’s quality of life.

That’s why good safety performance deserves to be recognised and rewarded.

We would like to congratulate Sodexo on showing an unwavering commitment to keeping its employees, clients and customers safe from accidental harm and injury.

Sponsored by Croner-i, the RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, and receives entries from organisations across the globe, making it one of the most sought-after achievement awards for the health and safety industry.



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