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Sodexo’s Starting Fresh programme wins Social Impact & Diversity award

Sodexo’s Starting Fresh programme which aims to encourage UK businesses to recruit people with convictions has been recognised at the 2024 Footprint Awards for sustainability excellence, winning the Social Impact and Diversity award. Sodexo launched its Starting Fresh initiative in ...

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Sodexo’s Stop Hunger Foundation raises £286,000 at annual dinner

Sodexo’s Stop Hunger Foundation raised £286,000 at its annual dinner, held at the Amex Stadium in Brighton on Thursday evening (21 March). The event saw Sodexo welcome distinguished supply partners, clients, charity partners and friends to its annual event celebrating ...

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Compass exceeds £1m charitable funding milestone

Compass Group’s independent charitable foundation, the Compass Group Foundation, has surpassed £1 million in grant funding and charitable donations since its launch just over one year ago. In support of the company’s mission to improve the lives of people through ...

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adi Group commits to a minimum of 200 employee volunteer days in 2024

The multidisciplinary engineering firm has pledged to complete at least 200 employee volunteering days this year in a bid to increase support to its local community. Having built a responsible business strategy that led to raising £107,000 across a range ...

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Sodexo joins new coalition of companies connecting refugees to jobs

Sodexo UK & Ireland is one of 70 major businesses joining Tent UK, a new coalition of companies which aims to advance the labour market integration of refugees in the UK. In recent years, the UK has welcomed more than ...

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Arcus FM publishes five-year Social Value Strategy

The Social Value Strategy forms part of Arcus FM’s ongoing commitment to transparency and action across Environmental, Social and Governance areas. The strategy which has been in place since 2022 has two central action areas – community work and employability. ...

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Compass’ social impact measured at £718m

The Social Value Portal has measured the social impact of Compass Group UK & Ireland’s work for 2022 at £718 million, this includes a 40 per cent increase in social value, now worth £7 million. This investment has been achieved ...

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ESS Partners with Olio to reduce food waste and support local communities

The Defence, Marine & Aerospace sector of ESS, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is partnering with community sharing app Olio to redistribute good-to-eat surplus food to members of the local community. The company is donating pre-packed products and ...

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Equans uses volunteering time to make a positive impact in Manchester

North Manchester-based charity, NEPHRA Good Neighbours, was recently visited by regeneration specialists Equans who provided a number of business mentoring sessions, workshops and activities to support the organisation on its sustainability journey. NEPHRA Good Neighbours is a charity that works ...

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OCS supports Scottish Autism Charity with a sensory room for local school

As part of its commitment to delivering social value within its communities, global facilities service provider OCS, has helped Scottish Autism’s New Struan School, based in Alloa, create a new sensory room designed to help enrich the learning experience of ...

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