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.

Sodexo Australia achieves a world first ISO standard

 

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.

 

About Sodexo in Australia: Sodexo in Australia employs a diverse workforce of over 5,000 employees. Sodexo delivers a unique array of over 100 integrated services lines including: catering, facilities management, concierge services, security, asset maintenance and hospitality services in the following segments: Corporate, Healthcare & Seniors, Education, Justice and Energy & Resources both on and off shore.

About Sodexo: Founded in Marseille in 1966 by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 80 countries, Sodexo serves 100 million consumers each day through its unique combination of On-site Services, Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Through its more than 100 services, Sodexo provides clients an integrated offering developed over 50 years of experience: from food services, reception, maintenance and cleaning, to facilities and equipment management; from services and programs fostering employees’ engagement to solutions that simplify and optimize their mobility and expenses management, to in-home assistance, child care centres and concierge services. Sodexo’s success and performance are founded on its independence, its sustainable business model and its ability to continuously develop and engage its 427,000 employees throughout the world.

Sodexo is included in the CAC 40 and DJSI indices.

Key figures (as of August 31, 2017)

20.7 billion euro in consolidated revenues

427,000 employees

19th largest employer worldwide

80 countries

100 million consumers served daily

17 billion euro market capitalization (as of January 10, 2018)

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