Sodexo Ireland has been awarded the Business Working Responsibly Mark, by Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) at its annual Sustainability Forum at Dublin Castle.
Representing the companies awarded the Business Working Responsibly Mark in 2017 by Business in the Community Ireland were l/r Stephen Wheeler, managing director SSE Ireland, Margot Slattery, country president, Sodexo Ireland; Valerie Hedin, external communications manager EirGrid; Feargal O’Rourke, managing partner PwC, Cathleen Doohan, human resources and corporate social responsibility director Fujitsu; Dee Forbes, director-general RTÉ; Niall Browne, ceo Dawn Meats and Dave Murphy, ceo, PM Group.
The Mark, which is operated by Business in the Community Ireland, is based on ISO 26000 and valid for three years. It is independently audited by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) and 29 companies in total now have the Mark in Ireland.
To receive the certification, companies are assessed on best in class corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability, looks at leadership, policies, practices, performance, and impact in areas such as; employee engagement, innovation, environmental practices, supply chain management and engagement with the local community.
Sodexo was one of eight companies to receive the Mark this year and is the only company in catering and facilities management sector to achieve it. Margot Slattery, country president attended the Forum, along with 170 other business leaders from across Ireland.
Commenting on the news, Margot Slattery, country president, Sodexo Ireland, said “We’re delighted and proud to receive the Mark. It is a tangible expression of Sodexo’s dedication and commitment to responsible business and supporting the good work of our people.”