Educating for diversity and sustainable development

Our employees’ development, is the key to our success

Every day, our services improve the Quality of Daily Life for 50 million people in businesses, hospitals, schools and remote sites around the world. The fact that we are the leader in most of these markets is not by chance. It is a result of the talent, skills and commitment of our employees, our most important resource. It’s no wonder that we strive to help them grow.

Whether in Ireland, South Africa or Siberia, each of our employees can benefit from the training we offer. For several years, we have been constantly innovating with new media to offer training that is accessible everywhere and to everyone.

The increasingly sophisticated and varied expectations of our clients are constantly evolving, challenging our expertise and know-how. Training is a powerful strategic lever that enables us to respond to today’s needs and anticipate tomorrow’s.

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Regular, sustained investment

Over the past two years, we have provided employees with eight million hours of training. In 2010, 9 out of 10 employees around the world received training. In the UK, Sodexo received “Investors in People” certification, a national label recognizing major companies that invest in skills development. In France, Sodexo received the "Gold Award" for its approach to professional training from the training institute Demos and won the "Best training strategy" award from the National Association of Human Resources Directors and the Federation for Vocational Training.

At all levels

Whether for a front-line employee or a manager, we provide training regardless of level: we believe that all who contribute to our development need to be able to improve their skills and grow with us. We are particularly committed to supporting employees who join us who have few qualifications. For them, we are developing technical training curricula and degree programs to improve basic skills (including language proficiency, office skills,etc.).

Sodexo Management Institute

Throughout the world, our managers benefit from a wide range of training programs (business techniques, leadership, strategy ...). They can also take courses at the Sodexo Management Institute. Inspired by Pierre Bellon’s philosophy that "the Group’s ambition is the sum of the ambitions of its leaders," the Sodexo Management Institute offers a wide array of programs designed to provide real-time support toward the Group's strategic objectives and meet the needs of participants.


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We believe strongly in the power of mentoring, an important contributor to talent development in the organization. By promoting discussions across genders, functions, client segments and countries, most mentoring programs have as strong an impact on mentors as on mentees.

Head office address

SODEXO Southern Africa (Head office) 
The Pines Building
The Avenue Office Park 
45 Homestead Road
Rivonia, 2128

Tel: +27 (0)11 803 6600


2012 December E-mag Diversity For Sodexo, diversity and inclusion are priorities. They represent a competitive advantage as well as a business imperative. 
Read our Global Inclusion News (Dec. 2012)