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

In 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.

 

Breakfast with Binna - Modern Racism in the WorkplaceBreakfast with Binna

It's time to get comfortable talking about race


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.

Coming at a time of intense media attention around this topic, Binna focused on the history of racism and explored its modern manifestation in organisations. Attendees got an opportunity to learn about organisational best practices and left with ideas about tackling modern racism and how to create an inclusive workplace.

The event aimed to share best practices and challenges, create networking opportunities, inspire action and promote future partnerships. You can help us by:

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.

Download the 2020 report

Addressing Culture and Origins Across the Globe Study

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 of Local minorities, Religions, Migrants and refugees and First nations (indigenous population).

Read our study
Addressing Culture and Origins Across the Globe Study