Founded in 1966, in France, Sodexo is one of the major global facility management players with a global workforce of 412,000 employees, serving 100 million consumers each day. Sodexo started to internationalize its operations in the 1970’s, providing its services in a few countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. At this day, Sodexo provides on-site services in 55 countries spread over five different continents.
Sodexo’s organisational strategy
Sodexo’s purpose is to create a better everyday for every one to build a better life for all. Operating in 55 countries, Sodexo adapts its integrated offering to local needs while providing consistent, high-quality services around the world. These services create value for clients and improves the daily lives of consumers while meeting its economic, social and environmental commitments.
This ambition corresponds with Sodexo’s global value proposition for its corporate clients, ‘Vital Spaces’. Vital Spaces enables workplace transformation with a people-centric approach. The programme provides corporate clients with flexible solutions to meet the new ways of hybrid and flexible work models. It is centred on user experience, re-imagining space to create agile workplaces, meaningful employee connections and optimised business performance, enabled by Sodexo’s integrated digital platform.
Servicing international clients
Sodexo services its international clients via a wide array of contract types, varying from traditional to vested-oriented contracts. Sodexo does so by working collaboratively with clients to define the most suitable contractual model to meet their needs and requirements. Furthermore, Sodexo is building towards a business with flexible structures to remain agile. This includes more sub-contracting, lighter go-to-market strategies, and optimized cost structures.
Major developments in the international landscape
Sodexo sees the impact of technology, new lifestyles and sustainability trends within all global areas. Sodexo’s clients seek for solutions that respond to these new consumer needs. These clients value digitally-driven, personalized and sustainable solutions. Sodexo focusses on getting closer to clients and consumers through different channels and improving the whole employee experience through its services.