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Outsourcing & Social Value

Outsourcing & Social Value

Improving Social Value Through Our Outsourcing Services 

Providing positive outcomes, improving social value and delivering quality of life for our consumers and local communities and our people is part of our DNA.

When we were founded more than 50 years ago, improving the quality of life was at the centre of our ethos. We aim to have the same positive impact on the world today, and we are committed to providing services that deliver social value, better outcomes and drive progress. We operate efficiently and invest in sustainable practices and innovation.

As the world's 19th largest private sector employer we take our responsibility for our employees' wellbeing seriously, as well as the communities where they live and work.

Contracts can't be based on price alone

We believe in our positive impact and the social value we bring, where ever we operate.

We recognise that the practice of awarding contracts based solely on price doesn't lead to the best outcomes. Sodexo has been lobbying for a number of years to include social value in central-government procurement, as we believe it is important to take social issues into account when public services are being outsourced. We want our clients – in the public and private sectors – to recognise the value brought by our staff.

Measurement based on outcomes

We have firm ethical values, and we aim to put our principles into action. Our public service pledge brings our core quality of life principles to life through measurable targets and case studies.

We have been committing to our social impact principles through our UK public service pledge since 2015.  We review our pledges, measure and report on them, using the themes, outcomes and measures outlined in National Social Value Measurement Framework to highlight the positive outcomes we have delivered both in our contracts and our social value impact on the communities where we operate.