Social impact pathway: our people


We support job creation and skills development across the communities in which we operate through our commitment to considering apprenticeships for all appropriate vacancies. We currently have 1,100 apprentices operating in the UK&I.

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Promoting an inclusive culture

We aim to establish social contracts that support equity, inclusion and wellbeing, striving to build a diverse and inclusive culture where our colleagues feel valued and respected as individuals.

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Supporting ex-offenders in the UK to find jobs

New research reveals how recruitment challenges are encouraging employers to consider ex-offenders. Our ‘Starting Fresh’ campaign encourages and provides guidance to businesses to proactively recruit skilled and qualified ex-offenders.

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Promoting positive health and wellbeing

A focus on health and wellbeing has a positive impact on people every day. At Sodexo, the quality of life services we deliver at client sites help to provide working and living environments that truly look after the people who occupy them, making sure that everything under the roof works to nourish and support them.

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Colleague volunteering and fundraising

We have a proud history of supporting Stop Hunger, our charitable Foundation through employee volunteering and donations. We will continue this work, enabling 20% of our workforce to access volunteering and/or fundraising opportunities, both through Stop Hunger, and other charities close to our employees’ hearts.

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Working together with the Living Wage Foundation

The commitment means that Sodexo has implemented the UK and London Living Wage for all employees working in its head offices in London, Glasgow, Stevenage, Salford and Swindon. It also means that, wherever permitted, the company will submit a Living Wage alternative in all bids and will promote the adoption of the Living Wage to its clients.

Tackling modern slavery

We believe in the elimination of all forms of compulsory labour and work to ensure slavery and human trafficking does not take place in any part of our business or supply chain

Read the Human Rights & Modern Slavery Report 2023

Creating a positive impact on society and our environment

Our 2021 social impact pledge

Our social impact pledge sets out our priority areas and commitments as part of our wider social value strategy over the next three years. It sets out how we will deliver our pledges to create a healthier, greener, safe and more prosperous society across the UK and Ireland.

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apprentices currently onboard in UK&I, representing 5.5% of eligible headcount

Circa 900*