Ten members of the Sodexo Prestige Ireland team have raised a fantastic €1,605 by running a challenging ten kilometres. The run took place on the 15th of April in Dublin’s Phoenix Park.
For the second year running Sodexo UK has retained its place in the ‘Gold’ band of the Business in the Community Corporate Responsibility Index. The Corporate Responsibility Index is a voluntary test which challenges and supports large organisations to manage and integrate responsible business practice. The Index is the leading UK benchmark for responsible business practice and this is the eighth consecutive year that Sodexo has been listed in the 100 leading companies for corporate responsibility – no mean achievement!
Sodexo Prestige takes the notion of women having equal opportunities in the work place very seriously and has set up an employee network group known as ‘Women Work’. The network has the key points of aiming to maximise the participation of women in leadership roles and removing barriers to women’s progression. By fulfilling these aims Prestige hopes to improve the bottom line and the performance of the business.
Hotelympia is back! The largest exhibition for the foodservice and hospitality industry is a mecca for those from food & drink, catering equipment, décor and design, sustainability, premises & facilities, technology and just about every stakeholder in our industry.
A “State of the Nation 2011” report says that employing temporary workers costs the hospitality industry £33.4m a year and that there is a shortage of high-calibre managers. Not overly inspiring news, and I have no basis to question the research, but I genuinely do not feel this industry analysis is reflective of Sodexo.
In May 1983, under the guidance of a one Sir Alex Ferguson, Aberdeen FC overcame the mighty Real Madrid to lift the European Cup Winners’ Cup. It was the highlight of a glorious partnership that provided Aberdeen Football Club with the most successful era in its history. This month Aberdeen FC and Sodexo celebrate the anniversary of another great collaboration!
The pressure on farmers to produce vast quantities of food at minimal prices has probably never been higher. Rising populations and evermore demanding supermarkets and buyers have left farmers with little option but to ramp up production and increase their economies of scale. Doing so usually involves sacrifice of one kind or another and normally amongst the first to go (or at least take a back seat) is animal welfare.
A Which? report this week revealed that an incredible 1 in 4 Britons are now growing their own fruit and vegetables. Although a number of people indicated this was in order ‘to eat more healthily’ , the overriding reason was that as food, fuel and energy prices continue to rise, many are looking for new ways of saving.
Corporate Affairs Director for Sodexo, Phil Hooper!
“Phil is a tremendous asset to the food service sector, knowledgeable and dependable.”
“I have enormous respect for him – for what he has achieved in Sodexo and through his work to the industry as a whole.”
“Phil is a great ambassador at all levels for our sector in particular and the industry in general.”
Just a few of the quotes from the panel of judges that might give you a clue as to why Phil picked up the 2011 Caterer and Hotelkeeper’s Food Service Caterer Award.