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Sodexo awarded platinum accreditation for DEI

Sodexo UK & Ireland’s commitment to DEI is “leading edge” according to inclusion in EDI Maturity Curve, which has awarded the company with Platinum accreditation – making Sodexo the highest scoring organisation within the hospitality, travel and leisure industry – for its continued efforts to create an inclusive, equitable workplace for its 30,000 employees.

​In an assessment conducted by the Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice at Oxford Brookes Business School, on behalf of inclusion in, Sodexo’s dedication to providing an inclusive workplace was evaluated against stringent benchmarks that considered various aspects of EDI integration into business practices, leadership and the overall impact on business performance.

Sodexo’s DEI initiatives have been integral to its strategy, driving positive social impact and supporting a sense of belonging among colleagues. From enhancing benefits to supporting impactful programmes such as the 10,000 Interns Foundation, Sodexo has shown a commitment to not just improving its internal culture but also influencing change across the broader industry.

Sean Haley, CEO, Sodexo UK & Ireland, said: “Our journey towards creating a truly inclusive culture is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our entire team. Achieving Platinum accreditation and being recognised as a ‘leading edge’ company in DEI is not just an honour; it’s a reflection of our ongoing dedication to inclusion and equity throughout our business.”

Tea Colaianni, inclusion in CEO and WiHTL & Diversity in Retail Founder added: “We are delighted to award Sodexo the Platinum accreditation for the inaugural EDI Maturity Curve awards. This accreditation demonstrates Sodexo’s commitment to creating a truly inclusive working environment.

“Their approach to EDI, the initiatives they’ve implemented and the subsequent results they’ve achieved are a shining example of best practice. I look forward to continuing our work with Sodexo and other organisations as we collectively raise the bar for inclusion across our industry.”

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