Sodexo operates on a global scale with 420 000 employees,134 nationalities, 36 000 sites, 80 countries and 75 million daily consumers. Therefore having a global cultural mindset is essential for us.

We have made a commitment that all our countries will be engaged in partnerships to empower minority communities (as applicable for each country) by 2025. Our global strategy focuses on promoting inclusion across four areas:

 

Employee networks driving inclusivity

My culture and me campaignIn the UK in 2016 Sodexo launched the Culture and Origins employee network.  The network aims to encourage inclusivity and cohesion amongst our employees by celebrating everyone’s cultures, heritage and beliefs and by promoting equal opportunities for all.

Network activities have included a ‘my culture and me campaign’, mentoring programme for our colleagues from a Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) background, and a speaker series with internal and external role models.

 

INvolve ethnicity pay reporting mandate

Sodexo is also one of the signatories for the INvolve ethnicity pay reporting mandate demonstrating our commitment to transparency and the importance of having conversations about race in the workplace. Read more.

Gender and Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting

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Pay gap report 2021

Our organisation is moving in the right direction to improve parity in both gender and ethnicity, yet we recognise there is still a lot of work to do. This pay report summarises our current position and demonstrates how we will hold ourselves accountable for making change happen.

Download the 2021 report
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Pay gap report 2020

We continued to take our commitment to improving gender equality across the board but we recognised that more also needs to be done to address any inequalities in pay including ethnicity, which is why for the first time, we published our findings in both areas.

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Breakfast with Binna - modern racism in the workplace

On 21 May 2019, Sodexo hosted a breakfast event on the subject of Modern Racism in the Workplace in recognition of World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

 

We were delighted to welcome guests and an audience from diverse industries for an engaging and interactive seminar led by Professor Binna Kandola OBE, a leading speaker and author.

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