Associate Sponsor: Sodexo Ireland
Sodexo Ireland is part of the Sodexo Group, the world’s largest multi-services company. It delivers services that improve the quality of life to clients in business and industry, finance, government, education and healthcare. This includes catering, cleaning and reception to asset management, security, laboratory and grounds maintenance, enabling clients to focus on their core business.
Sodexo employs 2,000 staff based in 200 client locations across Ireland, serves 90,000 people daily and spent €21 million in 2015 on local Irish food products, which in turn supports some 18,000 Irish jobs. It is a multiple winner of both the annual Gold Medal Awards and National Hospitality Awards for in-house catering. It won the Overall Excellence in People Development Award at the 2015 NSAI Excellence in People Awards.
Sodexo is a founding partner and signatory of Ireland’s first Diversity Charter and a finalist in the Best Employer category at the 2015 GALA Awards, Ireland’s LGBT Awards. Country president Margot Slattery was named Senior Leader of the Year at GLEN’s inaugural Workplace Equality Awards Index Awards in 2015. Margot is on the 2016 Out at Work/Telegraph list of Top 50 LGBT Executives and the 2015 Financial Times’ list of Top 100 OUTstanding LGBT Business Leaders.
Michelin-star chef and TV personality Derry Clarke is catering consultant and participates in client and staff development forums throughout the year. Irish soccer international Stephanie Roche is Health & Wellbeing Ambassador and supports the company’s ‘Healthwise’ initiative across its site locations.
Sodexo is a sponsor of the Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food & Wine and a sponsor of Inspirefest, the two-day Dublin-based annual international science, arts and technology festival with diversity and inclusion at its heart.