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Open Your Mind: Driving Disability Inclusion event

Sodexo and partners hosted the Open Your Mind: Driving Disability Inclusion half day conference on Wednesday 13th February 2019.

Sodexo and partners hosted the Open Your Mind: Driving Disability Inclusion half day conference on Wednesday 13th February 2019.

The event brought together a diverse audience from various industries, who heard from disability experts and leading global employers on the latest trends and insights relating to disability inclusion in the workplace and beyond.

You can read the press release on the event here. Or you can read this blog about Sodexo bringing disability into the spotlight.

If you would be interested in hearing about future similar events or our upcoming research project, please email diversityandinclusion.uk@sodexo.com 

At Sodexo, we’re committed to providing an environment where people can bring their whole selves to work – this includes those with visible and invisible disabilities, often a source of untapped talent.

In 2015, Sodexo committed to providing 100% of its workforce with access to programs for people with disabilities by 2025. This means that in all countries where Sodexo operates, we will establish measurable initiatives to promote the recruitment, engagement and development of people with disabilities, within the parameters local laws and policies. Find out more.


Click here to read more about our recent work with people with disabilities including our partnership with Lighthouse Futures Trust and Johnson and Johnson.


In June 2016, Sodexo reinforced its commitment to the inclusion of people with disabilities by signing the ILO Global Business Disability Network Charter.

In June 2018, Sodexo UK achieved Leader status in the UK Government's Disability Confident scheme validating the work undertaken within the region. Read our news story for more information. Our work often includes partnerships with clients, this can be seen here with our work in the healthcare sector.

To 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

Find out more about the event organisers:

Dr. Rohini AnandDr. Rohini Anand is Global Chief Diversity Officer for Sodexo, responsible for the strategic direction, implementation and alignment of Sodexo's integrated global diversity and inclusion initiatives, as well as Sodexo's corporate social responsibility and wellness strategies. Read more.

Meg Horsburgh is the head of diversity and inclusion (D&I) for Sodexo UK & Ireland. The regional strategy and structures she has developed aim to drive D&I progress across Sodexo UK & Ireland’s 36,000 employees and specifically in relation to the workplace, workforce, marketplace and in the communities Sodexo serves. Read more.