Social Impact

Enabling our employees, customers and community citizens to thrive

We aim to help our colleagues be the best they can be by taking account of the work and personal lives of our employees; supporting them to fulfil their personal career ambitions; providing services that support their health and wellbeing needs, and supporting their commitment to undertaking community citizenship activity such as volunteering and fundraising.

Focus on our people pathway

Andrew Wilkinson, CEO of Schools and Universities at Sodexo UK & Ireland, gives a brief introduction to our people pathway. Can't see the video below? Click here

Social impact pathway: our people

Promoting healthy lifestyles

We aim to educate and encourage healthy lifestyles across all aspects of our business for our employees, consumers and wider community citizens.

Find out how we support healthy diets in our schools

Job creation and skills development

We aim to support job creation and skills development across the communities we operate. We will do this by considering apprenticeships for appropriate vacancies and providing job opportunities and employability guidance to students and prison leavers.

Find out more about apprenticeships

Supporting equality, inclusion and wellbeing

We aim to establish social contracts that support equity, inclusion and wellbeing. We strive to build a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel valued and respected as individuals, and we are a Living Wage Recognised Service Provider, meaning we pay our head office staff the real Living Wage and promote the benefits of the Living Wage to our clients and in tenders.

Find out more about our Diversity & Inclusion networks

Giving back to local communities

We have a proud history of supporting Stop Hunger, our charitable Foundation through employee volunteering and donations. We will continue this work, enabling 20% of our workforce to access volunteering and/or fundraising opportunities, both through Stop Hunger, and other charities close to our employees’ hearts.

Find out more about Stop Hunger

Working together with the Living Wage Foundation

The commitment means that Sodexo has implemented the UK and London Living Wage for all employees working in its head offices in London, Glasgow, Stevenage, Leeds, Salford and Swindon. It also means that, wherever permitted, the company will submit a Living Wage alternative in all bids and will promote the adoption of the Living Wage to its clients.

Read about our commitment

Creating a positive impact on society and our environment

Our 2021 social impact pledge

Our social impact pledge sets out our priority areas and commitments for 2021 as part of our wider social value strategy over the next three years. It sets out how we will deliver our pledges to create a healthier, greener, safe and more prosperous society across the UK and Ireland.

Read our 2021 social impact pledge

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students each year will have job opportunities, employability guidance and advice made available

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