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University of Greenwich Integrated FM Contract – Sodexo Appointed

University of Greenwich Integrated FM Contract – Sodexo Appointed
09th March 2020
 

The University of Greenwich has awarded Sodexo a five-year integrated facilities management deal to start in May 2020.

The contract will see Sodexo bring together and deliver a range of facilities services including security, cleaning, grounds maintenance, helpdesk services, portering, and maintenance and engineering.

Sodexo’s IFM services will focus on providing social and added value. This will include activities to preserve the environment, support local communities, enrich students’ learning experience, and improve their employability post-graduation.

 

“Our students are at the heart of everything we do. This contract enables us to deliver high quality services while realising a wide range of opportunities for our students, ranging from mentoring, apprenticeships and internships to employability and CV workshops and career insight days."

–Professor Jane Harrington

Vice Chancellor, University of Greenwich 

 

Social value

 

Initiatives will include the introduction of electric vehicles, CV clinics, employability workshops, work experience placements and guest lectures from experts from across the Sodexo business, overseen by a dedicated customer experience manager.

“Sodexo shares many of our values particularly around sustainability and equality, diversity and inclusion," continued Professor Harrington. "I look forward to working with them.”

Through its partnership with the Social Value Portal, Sodexo is able to measure and report on the social impact of their service delivery, setting social and added value targets that will be measured and reported on annually.

Sodexo’s CEO of Schools & Universities, Andrew Wilkinson said: 

“We are committed to supporting the university’s strategic plan and collaborating with them to deliver social and added value that will enhance environments and experiences for students, staff and the local community."

 

Campuses

 

The University of Greenwich's  three campuses comprise of academic and residential buildings which range from grade-listed to brand-new, state-of-the-art environments for student learning.

Picture: Andrew Wilkinson, CEO Schools & Universities, Sodexo UK & Ireland (left) and Professor Jane Harrington, Vice Chancellor at the University of Greenwich.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer – published 09th March 2020

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