ISSY-LES-MOULINEAUX, France, Sept. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sodexo has been presented with the 'World Class Service & Quality' Award for the roll out of a global Facilities Management Transformation program at the Unilever Partner to Win Summit held in London recently.
The summit brings together over 330 representatives from Unilever's strategic supplier partners with the aim of deepening relationships to drive sustainable, mutual growth and to recognize suppliers who have made a winning contribution to the Unilever business.
Sodexo, a leading provider of Quality of Life services, has been working with Unilever's Workplace team to deliver the Facilities Management Transformation program since January 2012 in a strategic partnership which is driving value for both organizations. With Sodexo as Unilever's principal FM supplier, the partnership has substantially improved efficiency and delivered significant cost savings, whilst customers and service excellence have been at the forefront of the FM solutions put in place.
Dhaval Buch, Chief Procurement Officer, Unilever said: "I congratulate Sodexo for winning the World Class Service & Quality award. It is our mission to maintain very strong relationships with our suppliers and create mutually beneficial business opportunities. Partner to Win plays a vital role in helping us achieve the Compass vision - our strategy for sustainable growth, which can only be delivered through partnerships."
Sylvia Metayer, President of Sodexo International Large Accounts, said, "This award acknowledges the hard work and commitment shown by both the Sodexo and Unilever teams to make a transformational change in the delivery of FM services. Sodexo, a long standing Unilever partner is very proud to contribute to Unilever's winning strategy in the market place, bringing value and improving the quality of life for Unilever's employees globally."
Founded in 1966 in Marseille 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 75 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 more than 45 years of experience: from reception, maintenance and cleaning, to foodservices and facilities and equipment management; from Meal Pass, Gift Pass and Mobility Pass benefits for employees to in-home assistance and concierge services. Sodexo's success and performance are founded on its independence, its business and financial model and its ability to continuously develop and engage its 428,000 employees throughout the world.
|Key figures (as of August 31, 2013) 18.4 billion euro in consolidated revenues 428,000 employees 18th largest employer worldwide 80 countries 33,300 sites 75 million consumers served daily 12.4 billion euro in market capitalization (as of July 8, 2014)|
Unilever is one of the world's leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries. We work with 174,000 colleagues around the world and generated annual sales of €49.8 billion in 2013. Over half of our company's footprint is in the faster growing developing and emerging markets (57% in 2013). Working to create a better future every day, we help people feel good, look good and get more out of life. Our portfolio includes some of the world's best known brands, 14 of which - Knorr, Persil / Omo, Dove, Sunsilk, Hellmann's, Surf, Lipton, Rexona / Sure, Wall's ice cream, Lux, Flora / Becel, Rama / Blue Band, Magnum and Axe / Lynx - now generate a turnover of €1 billion or more.
Our ambition is to double the size of our business, whilst reducing our overall environmental footprint (including sourcing, consumer use and disposal) and increasing our positive social impact. We are committed to helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being, sourcing all our agricultural raw materials sustainably by 2020, and decoupling our growth from our environmental impact. Supporting our three big goals, we have defined nine commitments, underpinned by targets encompassing social, environmental and economic areas. See more on the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan at www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/.
Unilever has been recognized in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indexes for 14 consecutive years. We are included in the FTSE4Good Index Series and attained a top environmental score of 5, leading to inclusion in the FTSE4Good Environmental Leaders Europe 40 Index. Unilever has been named sector leader of the CDP's Forests programme for three consecutive years, and in 2014 led the list of Global Corporate Sustainability Leaders in the GlobeScan/SustainAbility annual survey - for the fourth year running. Unilever was named LinkedIn's third most sought-after employer worldwide in 2013.
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