Sodexo awarded gold for responsible business practice

Sodexo, the world’s largest services company, has been awarded gold accreditation for corporate responsibility and sustainability through Zurich UK’s new Supplier Accreditation Scheme.

Zurich UK launched the scheme to increase transparency in its supply chain by measuring the strength of its suppliers’ responsible business practices covering environmental impact, diversity and inclusion, workplace rights, governance and community activity.

Sodexo, Zurich’s facilities management services partner since 2014, is one of several Zurich UK suppliers to go through the new accreditation scheme, which the insurer is rolling out across its supplier base throughout this year.

Edwina Hughes, CR Director, Sodexo UK & Ireland, (pictured) said, “At Sodexo, corporate responsibility is about doing the right thing and has always been a fundamental part of our daily business practice.

'We recognise that the issues which affect our clients, customers, employees, suppliers, the environment and other stakeholders also have an impact on the success of our business.

'We are proud to have received this gold standard accreditation from Zurich UK and hope that through this scheme and our Better Tomorrow 2025 corporate responsibility roadmap we can inspire other businesses to take important steps to support a better tomorrow and a healthier planet.”