Sodexo Moves Towards Net Zero

Sodexo Ireland has won two business awards, the Net Zero Carbon Award at the 2024 Business & Finance ESG Awards and Team of the Year at the 2024 Health & Safety Excellence Awards.

Pictured are Padraic O’Brien of Diligent, the award sponsor, presenting the Net Zero Carbon Award to Angela Halliday, director of social impact, Sodexo UK and Ireland, and Marian Cronin, business development director, Sodexo Ireland.

Sodexo has stated its commitment to reach net zero by 2040 across scopes 1, 2 and 3, a roadmap that has been validated by Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). In the last financial year, Sodexo has seen a 37% absolute reduction in GHG emissions across scopes 1, 2 and 3, exceeding its 2025 target of 34%.

According to the judges, the Net Zero Carbon Award was presented because "‘Sodexo is ahead of its time with their ambitious commitment to carbon neutrality since 2010, and for clearly defined and significant results, as well as ambitious future Net Zero targets across all elements of their businesses".

Sodexo’s all-Island health and safety team impressed the judges for the Team of the Year category at the Health & Safety Excellence Awards with "its systematic approach to setting targets, monitoring success and addressing challenges effectively". The judges praised the award entry for its "clarity and the structured presentation showcasing comprehensive initiatives that enhanced health and safety across various areas and its well documented array of roles, skills and expertise".

David Fox, managing director, Sodexo Ireland said: "Our purpose as a business is to enhance everyday life for everyone, aiming to forge a brighter future for all. Our dedication to making a positive impact on society and the environment shapes every aspect of our operations."