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 that we will focus on over the coming year; this stems 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
Social Impact Report - progress in 2022

Last year we published our social impact pledge outlining a series of commitments. See the progress we've made across the pathways.

Social Impact Report for 2019

We regularly report on progress against these commitments - because what gets measured gets done!


This Social Impact Report reviews the 18 pledges we made in our third Public Service Pledge, an ethical manifesto for our contracts, people and communities, published in 2019

Read our social impact report for 2019
Social impact pledge 2021 front cover - people, planet, places, partners

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 2045, 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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