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Sodexo named in Times Top 50 Gender Equality Employers

Published 9th July, 2024 by Neil Nixon

Sodexo named in Times Top 50 Gender Equality Employers

Sodexo UK & Ireland has been listed as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality 2024 for its commitment to making gender equality a priority in the workplace.

The Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality is the UK’s most highly profiled and well-established list of employers taking clear action in this area as part of their business strategy at all levels. While progress has been made to reduce inequalities in the workplace, they are still prevalent in UK workplaces today, especially in times of economic disruption, such as the aftermath of the pandemic and the rise in the cost of living.

Business in the Community (BITC) has been running The Times Top 50 for 14 years, as part of its Gender Equality work, which focuses on equality for all genders and those who do not identify as a gender. The organisations featured in the list have taken a proactive approach to stamp out inequalities in their workplaces by creating action plans to address disparities ranging from pay to progression.

Applicants were assessed on the work they do to remove gender inequalities in the workplace, including flexible working, family friendly policies, pay, reward, and progression at work.

Sean Haley, CEO, Sodexo UK & Ireland said: “Sodexo has always been a purposeful business, built on the principles of improving quality of life. To live up to our purpose, we must foster a diverse and gender-balanced workforce so that every one of our 30,000 colleagues in the UK and Ireland feels they belong to a team in which they can act with purpose and thrive in their own way. At Sodexo, we believe, when women reach their full potential, businesses and society are stronger and more successful, which is why we are committed to increasing the number of women in leadership roles and promoting equal access to career opportunities. But creating an inclusive environment, requires meaningful change, and I am proud of the work we have done and the investment we have made. We know there is always more progress to be made but inclusion in The Times and Business in the Community’s Top 50 for Gender Equality 2024, is testament to the fact we are moving in the right direction.”

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