Sodexo Australia achieves a world first ISO standard
September 28, 2018
Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, is proud to announce that Sodexo Australia is one of the first organisations to achieve a new series of international standards that are transforming safety and facilities management (FM) practices around the world.
The recently introduced ISO 45001 certification set by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), is the world's first OHS international Standard, aiming to improve employee safety, minimise workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions.
Sodexo Australia Chief Financial Officer and Country President, Mark Chalmers, said
“Being one of the first facilities management companies to be awarded ISO 45001 certification is an outstanding achievement, not only for the company, but for our employees.”
“Our team was recognised for professionalism at all levels, our strong client relationships and detailed risk management processes, as well as our compliance management and best practice initiatives.
“This certification bolsters our position in the market as an industry leader and plays a vital role in demonstrating Sodexo’s ability to control processes and ensure services are delivered to our clients in a safe, sustainable and quality manner.”
The Facility Management Association of Australia (FMA), recognises the new standards as a way to establish minimum requirements and expectations for FM practice and to also raise the profile of the sector within the marketplace.
It took auditors three weeks to complete the compressive audit across Sodexo sites located throughout New South Wales and Western Australia across the Healthcare, Corporate, Education and Mining sectors.
Mr Chalmers added, “What’s also exciting for Sodexo Australia, is that this certification supports our Better Tomorrow 2025 Corporate Responsibility road map, which is our commitment to ensuring our workplace environments remain safe and our services remain sustainable.”
Along with the ISO 45001:2018 certification, Sodexo also received ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System certification, ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System certification, ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System certification and AS/NZS 4801:2001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System recertification.
The certifications were awarded to the company’s integrated management system for occupational health, safety, environment and quality.
For more information on the certifications, visit ISO website.