Sodexo and global information and communications technology solutions provider, Huawei, have signed a global partnership agreement during the Official Visit to China by French President Macron.
The agreement, which was signed in the presence of Bruno Le Maire, French Minister of the Economy and Finance, and Zhong Shan, Minister of Commerce for the People’s Republic of China, opens the door to Sodexo providing Huawei with integrated facilities management (IFM) services on a global scale.
Sodexo Chairwoman Sophie Bellon and Huawei Chairwoman Sun Yafang signed the five-year agreement, under which Sodexo becomes a preferred partner to provide IFM services to Huawei worldwide. Huawei has upcoming IFM projects totalling US$400 million.
The partnership represents a robust boost to the existing relationship between the two companies, which began in 2013 and currently covers 12 countries and four continents.
Commenting on the global partnership agreement Bellon said: “I am delighted and proud to reinforce this latest cooperation between France and China. The enhanced strategic cooperation between Huawei and Sodexo will benefit both companies. We share concerns about industry’s impact on the environment and people’s quality of life. Our companies will work together to build energy efficient facilities and take measures to conserve energy and reduce emissions for Huawei’s offices in China and around the world.”
Yafang, added: “Huawei and Sodexo believe that this partnership will promote the shared success of both companies. As a global leading ICT solutions provider, Huawei will leverage its latest technologies in domains like IoT and cloud computing to help Sodexo accelerate its digital transformation, helping to provide its customers with more competitive services while reducing investment and O&M expenses.”