Sodexo has won a Fairplace Award for its One Southampton Row office in London. Developed by UK property charity, the Ethical Property Foundation, the Fairplace Award demonstrates Sodexo's commitment to the people and environment in and around One Southampton Row.
The criteria for the accreditation consists of a series of guidelines designed to encourage greater collaboration and alignment of policies and practices across finance, procurement, HR, and FM - with a view to boosting the organisation's wider sustainability credentials.
The award has been in development since 2009 with support from organisations including BIFM.
Neil Murray, managing director of Sodexo Corporate Services, said: “We are delighted to have received the Ethical Property Foundation's Fairplace Award. The strict criteria for this accreditation demonstrates and encompasses real Sodexo values - focusing on people, sustainability and being a responsible employer. We hope that our One Southampton Row office can now become the benchmark for our properties throughout Sodexo.”
Antonia Swinson, director of the Ethical Property Foundation, said: “The Ethical Property Foundation is delighted to award Sodexo the Fairplace Award for its offices at One Southampton Row for 2014-17. Fairplace is both a robust and comprehensive accreditation and a business improvement tool which benchmarks commitment to people, community and planet. Fairplace gives shareholders and clients a clear message of Sodexo's best practice and social responsibility in its Holborn HQ. The foundation very much looks forward to working with the company in the future.”