Sodexo and AstraZeneca extend global partnership

Published: 22-Feb-2024

Sodexo reinforces its contract of food and facilities management services with AstraZeneca in the UK, and Scandinavia for a further five years

Sodexo and AstraZeneca have announced the extension of their global food and facilities management contract for another five years.

The collaboration began in 2008 in the UK with a food and facilities management contract, seeing an extension in 2012 to include additional sites and scope of services in the UK, as well as in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. 

From October 1, 2023, Sodexo is subsequently proud to announce the evolution of this partnership under a Vested agreement for a further 5-year period.

Through this highly collaborative Vested agreement, Sodexo will continue to provide services across the global portfolio, including food services, as well as workplace services, cleaning in GMP (good manufacturing practice) and quality-controlled lab areas, technical services, grounds maintenance and waste handling.

To support AstraZeneca’s activities and teams, drive efficiencies and spark further innovation, Sodexo is implementing key initiatives aligned to its 2025 ambition to deliver excellent client and consumer experience, including the implementation of:

  • Global food brands, suitable for both manufacturing and office environments, such as Kitchen Works and Modern Recipe, delivering delicious food in stylish and welcoming spaces that foster a sense of belonging and cultivate collaboration;
  • Proven solutions to reduce Astra Zeneca’s environmental impact:
    • WasteWatch initiative to track, analyse and limit food waste with the objective of reducing food waste by 50% by 2025;
    • “Reusable Food Box” tracked by a personalised QR code to avoid single-use packaging waste;
    • Carbon labelling on menus to drive consumers towards sustainable choices;
  • Tech & data solutions to support a consumer-centric approach with the evolution of the existing ‘Everyday’ consumer app, enabling consumers to pre-order meals, as well as benefitting from a digitised grab and go food offer.

The partnership will also benefit from further digitisation concerning other critical areas such as health & safety, financial performance, quality and compliance through Sodexo’s global Wando app. 

This app generates data and insights to ensure consistency and transparency that enable informed solutions, acting as the central reporting platform to drive KPIs.

Johan Stellingwerf, Sodexo Chief Operating Officer for Global Strategic Accounts said: We are very pleased to have extended our long-lasting partnership with AstraZeneca. We will continue to enhance AstraZeneca’s best-in-class workplace by delivering sustainable experiences every day for everyone. Together with our teams, we will continue generating value, supporting both companies’ strong commitments around sustainability, safety, quality & compliance.


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