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ISSY-LES-MOULINEAUX, France, Dec. 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Economat des Armées (French Armed Forces logistics and supply center) has selected Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, to design, supply and operate the future TELSITE remote site that will oversee consolidation of the Moruroa atoll in French Polynesia. The mission will last nearly three years.
Backed by in-depth experience operating remote sites in extreme environments and accompanying French armed forces overseas, Sodexo has developed a comprehensive service offer based on 100% French-Polynesian expertise, to support TELSITE personnel during their mission by:
Sodexo will also train staff hired from local communities, who make up 75% of the total headcount, based on an ambitious internship program involving more than 3,000 hours of training.
On the occasion of the TELSITE mission launch, Veronika Roux, Sodexo Defense Services Managing Director, said: "This new contract reflects the increased cooperation between Sodexo and the French Ministry of Defense, serving French Polynesia. We are very proud to help improve the quality of life of French troops deployed throughout the world."
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, 2014) |
18 billion euro in consolidated revenues
18th largest employer worldwide
75 million consumers served daily
12.3 billion euro in market capitalization (as of November 12, 2014)
| Laura Schalk |
Tel & Fax: +33 1 57 75 85 69
| Mathieu Scaravetti |
Tel & Fax: +33 1 57 75 81 28
Sodexo partners with the French Ministry of Defense on Telsite Mission http://hugin.info/157633/R/1876016/661143.pdf