Sodexo has won a 10-year contract, worth an estimated A$ 2.5 billion (£1.3 billion), with global mining company, Rio Tinto, to deliver integrated facilities management services to the company’s extensive operations in Australia’s Pilbara region.
Rio Tinto’s assets in the area comprise of ports, towns, aerodromes, operational sites, accommodation sites, commercial buildings and residential properties. Services to be provided by Sodexo under the contract include project management and integration, cleaning services, building and grounds maintenance, aerodrome management, accommodation and catering services, transport services, village and town services property management.
Sodexo secured the contract after demonstrating a number of strengths in keys areas such as consistency and quality in services, alignment with improving quality in village life, and strong engagement with communities located within their operational footprint.
Michel Landel, CEO, Sodexo, said:
“This contract is a major step forward for Sodexo. It demonstrates the value our unique global footprint and deep sectoral knowledge brings to clients like Rio Tinto, to enhance quality of life for teams operating in challenging environments.”
Johnpaul Dimech, CEO, Mining Worldwide, Sodexo, added:
“Looking to the future, Sodexo’s role is to support Rio Tinto’s long-term strategic plan by continually re-engineering ourselves to operate at the right cost while providing seamless service solutions and anticipating evolving needs in quality of life.
“This is a unique opportunity to strengthen the commitments and values we share to ensure an uncompromising safety culture and engagement with communities who we work alongside with in the Pilbara.”
Sodexo will commence delivery of its services in the second half of this year, following a transition period.