Living and learning environment

Adopting good environmental practices and optimizing facilities gives schools an important competitive advantage. Environmentally friendly school facilities and learning centers help drive student achievement and performance and are important criteria for parents in choosing schools for their children. It also improves quality of life in the learning community.

Living and learning environment

Learning in a sustainable environment

Sodexo is a leader in designing comfortable, creative and safe living and learning spaces that meet sustainability requirements and LEED Certification standards to reduce carbon emissions and reduce schools’ environmental footprints. As environmental awareness grows, institutions are increasingly asking Sodexo for assistance.

In the United Kingdom, the schools, libraries and youth centers in Wiltshire County managed by Sodexo have received the ISO 14001 environmental certification for design and management. This long-term public-private partnership has been instrumental in helping the community achieve its sustainability goals and underscores Sodexo’s commitment to the environment.

An atmosphere for learning

Comfortable environments enhance both the lives and learning abilities of students, as well as the focus and dedication of faculty and school staffs. Sodexo’s efficient plant operations respond to the needs of schools while optimizing operating budgets.

In China, the Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) was faced with building a new campus to meet its growth objectives. Sodexo helped design facilities that combined modernity with traditional Chinese values and architecture. Sodexo’s close collaboration with local architects ensured a winning design that has enhanced student happiness and satisfaction. WAB’s campus is a showcase and the envy of international schools throughout Asia.

At the Lycée Français de Singapour, Sodexo manages a broad range of services. It has put in place the Building and Engineering Information Management System (BEIMS) permitting asset management, planned maintenance, work orders, cost control and financial reporting. Through a reassessment of the incumbent suppliers and by performing many services itself, Sodexo was able to make savings of over 10 while increasing service levels and shortening response times.

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Health and well-being

Rising malnutrition and obesity are global concerns in both developed and emerging countries. Sodexo is a major supporter of...

SKOOL - Raise children's awareness on Food Waste

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The International Food Waste Coalition (IFWC) is currently rolling out its first action-oriented programme, SKOOL, designed to help schools across Europe reduce food waste. As a founding member of the IFWC, Sodexo has the exclusivity to use SKOOL tools and resources during Fiscal Year 2017.

30% of energy savings in a food service school site


Sodexo Facilities Management team conducted a walk-through energy audit at United World College of South East Asia – Dover Campus, in Singapore. The scope of the walk-through audit covered the energy consuming assets in the areas (kitchen, service, and dining) that are involved in Sodexo’s provision of food services to the client. The energy saving recommendations resulting from this audit generated electricity savings and helped demonstrate Sodexo’s capabilities on sustainable energy use to the client.

Key figures Education

4,239 million euro in revenues

21% of Group revenues

86,873 employees

Source: Sodexo, FY 2017, Education Services