Video : Sodexo UK & Ireland launch their Pride network
WATCH THE AWESOME VIDEO ABOUT THE LAUNCH OF THE PRIDE NETWORK ABOVE
On 10th February 2016, Sodexo UK & Ireland launched their fourth Diversity and Inclusion network, Pride. The network has been created to ensure that we, as a company, create an inclusive environment for LGBT colleagues and their allies. The launch event at their London HQ was attended by 100 Sodexo employees and supporters and had the full backing of the most senior people in the business. There was no escaping the launch at their HQ, with their restaurant hanging lots of Pride flags from the ceiling and strong branding and posters adorning walls and windows around the building.
The colourful event was hosted during LGBT History Month and was opened by Sodexo Group CEO Michel Landel. He discussed his global vision for LGBT inclusion at Sodexo and said : “I am proud to be here today to support our colleagues working globally to champion LGBT inclusion. I firmly believe in the importance of bringing your whole self to work – it is critical for the engagement of our employees and allows our organisation to continue to foster an inclusive culture. The launch of this network in UK and Ireland marks an important milestone in our journey – it means that 65% of our global employee population now works in countries with a Pride chapter, and this percentage will continue to climb.”