October 24, 2017
Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, has successfully extended its 20 year partnership with ASC by signing a further 5 year contract deal to deliver integrated services, taking the relationship to 25 years.
ASC is Australia’s largest specialised defence shipbuilding organisation and is responsible for submarine sustainment and the construction of major steel-hulled warships for the Australian Defence Force. With more than 2,400 employees across ASC’s three facilities in South Australia and Western Australia, ASC has evolved into Australia’s largest specialised Defence shipbuilding organisation, with naval design and engineering resources unparalleled within Australia’s defence industry.
Sodexo provides food services, cleaning, laundry, hygiene and waste services, as well as landscaping and pest control services for ASC. Under the new contracts, Sodexo will continue to deliver quality of life services as part of an integrated solution across ASC corporate office and construction facilities over a five and two year term with ASC’s submarine sustainment facilities, ASC North, in South Australia and ASC West, located in Western Australia, and ASC’s Shipbuilding facility, ASC South in South Australia, respectively.
ASC supports Sodexo’s mission to improve Quality of Life and both companies share an absolute commitment to Corporate Responsibility. The renewed contract supports value-led initiatives addressing waste reduction, facilitating disability inclusion and building stronger working relationships with Indigenous communities. Sodexo will also leverage its Reconciliation Australia’s RAP Elevate experience and learnings to support ASC build their own RAP commitments.
Nick O’Callaghan, Country President “We are thrilled to continue our relationship with ASC. This win demonstrates our strategic focus on driving value through long term, integrated, multi-service contracts which leverage our scale and expertise. Sodexo and ASC are aligned in their strong commitment to corporate responsibility and we are proud to make this a shared focus of our service provision and partnership.”
Ben Pudney, General Manager Supply Chain, ASC: “We are pleased to extend our long-standing relationship with Sodexo with this new, five year contract for facilities management services at ASC. Sodexo’s proposal aligned with a number of ASC’s key company initiatives, including the continuation of Sodexo’s Wellness and Mindfulness programs and commitment to diversity and inclusion. This was in addition to a strong safety culture and high levels of service that we anticipate will continue into the future.”