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Sodexo commits to diversity and inclusion with programme15th of April 2010
Leading facilities management services company Sodexo has launched a companywide programme aiming to raise awareness of diversity and inclusion issues within the workplace.
The programme aims to raise awareness of diversity, Sodexo says, enabling it to attract, retain and develop the widest and most diverse pool of talented employees - reflecting the local
communities and businesses it operates within. It is training employees to lead 'Spirit of Inclusion' workshops for its managers as part of the Diversity and Inclusion strategy.
The main objectives of the workshops are to enhance knowledge of diversity and Sodexo's commitment to it; clarify the business case for maximising diversity and inclusion; explore some of the barriers and solutions to leading a diverse team; understand more about prejudices, stereotypes, discrimination and harassment; explore how behaviours impact on others; and develop skills to manage a diverse population.
Diversity and inclusion forms a key part of Sodexo’s recently announced ‘Better Tomorrow Plan’, which aims to consolidate the company's sustainability performance and provide a framework to measure the impact of the company’s actions worldwide. With a presence in 80 countries it employs 380,000 people across 33,900 sites.