Our employees’ development, is the key to our success
Every day, our services improve the Quality of Daily Life for 50 million people in businesses, hospitals, schools and remote sites around the world. The fact that we are the leader in most of these markets is not by chance. It is a result of the talent, skills and commitment of our employees, our most important resource. It’s no wonder that we strive to help them grow.
Whether in Ireland, South Africa or Siberia, each of our employees can benefit from the training we offer. For several years, we have been constantly innovating with new media to offer training that is accessible everywhere and to everyone.
Educating for Diversity and Sustainable Development
Our vision for training is not limited to knowing how to do: we are also interested in knowing how to be, such as in the areas of diversity and sustainable development.
We have established several mentoring programs to enhance women's access to management positions.
In Australia and New Zealand, the "Women in Leadership" initiative launched in 2009 enabled more than 80 high potential female employees to participate in a personal development program and to be mentored by a senior executive over several months.
In addition, 24,000 Sodexo employees worldwide have participated in the day-long "Spirit of Inclusion" training which raises awareness of diversity issues.
More on our Diversity and Inclusion policy
E-Learning for Sustainable Development
To help operational managers and leaders of 34,000 sites in 80 countries take charge of Sodexo’s Better Tomorrow Plan, an innovative e-learning program has been developed in the form of an online 16-minute tutorial, developed in seven languages. Each version includes quizzes, polls and testimonials from colleagues who have implemented innovative initiatives in their countries.
More on the Better Tomorrow Plan