Sodexo recognised in RoSPA Safety Awards with eight medals and four President’s Awards

Sodexo UK & Ireland has been recognised for its commitment to health and safety with six gold and two silver medals in the 2024 RoSPA awards programme as well as four President’s Awards, given to organisations with ten or more consecutive gold medals.

The RoSPA Awards, now in its 68th year, stands as the UK’s foremost health and safety programme, attracting nearly 2,000 entries annually from over 50 countries and impacting millions of employees worldwide. These awards serve as a testament to Sodexo's ongoing pursuit of excellence and continuous improvement in health and safety standards.

This year Sodexo’s Corporate Services business secured its thirteenth consecutive gold medal receiving the prestigious President’s Award for the fourth time.

Sodexo Health & Care at four locations have received three gold and a silver. It is the twelfth consecutive gold for the team at Wythenshawe Hospital, part of the Manchester University Foundation Trust (MFT), resulting in a second President’s award.

The MFT team also received its tenth gold medal for the Oxford Road Campus, which comprises five hospitals (Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and Saint Mary’s Hospital), receiving the President’s Award for the first time, as did Sodexo Health & Care at Royal Stoke Hospital. Sodexo Health & Care at Hereford Hospital received a silver medal.

Sodexo’s Government team are also celebrating RoSPA success with Project Allenby/Connaught, part of the MOD estate managed by Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), receiving gold for the third time; its Agencies and Property Professional Services division received its fourth gold medal and for its contract with the Ministry of Justice which received a silver medal.

Sean Haley, CEO of Sodexo UK & Ireland, said: “The health and safety of all our colleagues, customers and partners is an intrinsic part of our culture, these awards demonstrate our commitment to having world class health and safety systems and processes in place that help us to create a better everyday for everyone to build a better life for all.”

Samantha Holmes, Sodexo UK & Ireland’s HSEQ Director, added: “I am delighted to see our teams rewarded for their continued excellence in safety. This recognition underpins our Zero Harm Mindset ambition and demonstrates our unwavering commitment to ensure everyone goes home safely. The safety of our people, our clients and our partners is and always will be at the heart of everything we do.”

The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards programme recognises organisations’ commitment to continuous improvement in the prevention of accidents and ill health at work, looking at entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

Julia Small, RoSPA’s Achievements Director, said: 'Workplace accidents don't just pose financial risks and operational disruptions; they significantly impact the quality of life for individuals. This is why acknowledging and rewarding excellent safety performance is vital.

“We congratulate Sodexo for showing an unwavering commitment to keeping employees, clients and customers safe from accidental harm and injury.”

Sponsored by Croner-i, the RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, and receives entries from organisations across the globe, making it one of the most sought-after achievement awards for the health and safety industry.