Sodexo and Bureau Veritas, a leader in testing, inspection and certification, have joined forces to introduce a hygiene verification label for Sodexo procedures and services. This label forms part of Sodexo’s global endeavors to help clients and consumers resume work in complete confidence.
This label gives further quality assurance to clients and consumers that all necessary health steps have been taken when organizations reopen post-lockdown. It bolsters the ‘rise with Sodexo’ programs and the Sodexo Medical Advisory Council measures.
It covers both facilities management on-site services (i.e. reception, cleaning, disinfection, security and maintenance services), and catering services (adapted to take in to account social distancing and contactless services).
The label will be immediately introduced in France, U.K., U.S. and Canada and then gradually rolled out in other countries.
Sylvia Metayer, Sodexo Chief Growth Officer, says: “Reestablishing trust among people so they have total peace of mind when resuming on-site work is absolutely paramount. Teaming up with Bureau Veritas, an independent auditor of workplace best practices and measures, is further proof of our commitment to support our clients, consumers and people so they can go back to work in complete confidence”.
Didier Michaud-Daniel, CEO of Bureau Veritas, says: “We are proud to be Sodexo’s partner in this international labeling project. The health and safety of clients, consumers and employees have always been core concerns of our two companies and have now become an absolute priority in this new normal. Through this collaboration, Bureau Veritas reaffirms its commitment to shaping a world of trust, which is an essential foundation for a sustainable society model.”