Our ethical manifesto for leading the way to improve quality of life for society and our planet

Our social impact pledge outlines our key commitments stemming from our three year Social Value Strategy. Social value underpins our strategic business ambitions whilst focussing on four impact pathways - our People, our Planet, our Places and Partners.


Sean Haley, regional Chair at Sodexo UK & Ireland gives a brief introduction to Sodexo's social value pledge for 2021 - watch it here

Should you wish to discuss our social impact pledge or our wider strategy on creating social value, please contact us using the email address  - SocialValue.UKandIE@sodexo.com


Read our social impact pledge 2021
Social impact pledge 2021 front cover - people, planet, places, partners

See the progress we've made across the pathways

Actions speak louder than words, so we also commit to publicly report on our achievements against these pledges on an annual basis – demonstrating with evidence and examples where we are leading the way in creating a positive impact for our people, our planet, our places and our partners.

Social Impact Pledge | 2022 Progress Update

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Social value infographic

Progress made since launch

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Social Impact Report 2019

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Our social value strategy

Our approach to social value focuses on four impact pathways, encompassing all aspects of our business:

Social Value - People

Our people

We create employment opportunities through apprenticeships and provide employees with access to services that support their health and wellbeing needs.  Our strategy promotes social mobility across our business, and supports groups who need help to secure suitable employment that could kickstart their career, helping them take the first step to long-term rehabilitation.

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Our planet

Our planet

We all have a responsibility to protect our planet, so we have implemented a strategy to reduce, recover and repurpose waste. These activities will support our journey to Net Zero by 2040, not only at Sodexo but in partnership with our clients and supply chain. We're also increasing the take up of sustainable diet options and removing unrecylable plastics.

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Our places

We're committed to contribute to the economic, social and environmental development of the cities, regions and countries in which we work. We recognise that there is econimic disparity across our communities and are fully committed to supporting the 'levelling-up' agenda. Our employees are also enabled to support local fundraising and volunteering activity in the community.

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Our partners

We are committed to enhancing the capabilties and capacity of our small, medium enterprises (SME) and voluntary, charity and social enterprise (VCSE) network and suppliers. Through our charity, Stop Hunger Foundation, we support a wide charity network including apprenticeship levy gifting to help create equity for all across our communities.

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