Improving facilities management safety practices
Sodexo has adopted a new series of international standards that are designed to transform safety and facilities management practices.
The recently introduced ISO 45001 certification set by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) aims to improve employee safety, minimise workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions.
“Being one of the first facilities management companies to be awarded ISO 45001 certification is an outstanding achievement, not only for the company but for our employees,” said Sodexo Australia Chief Financial Officer and Country President Mark Chalmers.
“This certification bolsters our position in the market as an industry leader and plays a vital role in demonstrating Sodexo’s ability to control processes and ensure services are delivered to our clients in a safe, sustainable and quality manner.”
The Facility Management Association of Australia (FMA) recognises the new standards as a way to establish minimum requirements and expectations for FM practice and to also raise the profile of the sector within the marketplace.
It took auditors three weeks to complete the compressive audit across Sodexo sites located throughout New South Wales and Western Australia across the healthcare, corporate, education and mining sectors.
“What’s also exciting for Sodexo Australia is that this certification supports our Better Tomorrow 2025 Corporate Responsibility roadmap, which is our commitment to ensuring our workplace environments remain safe and our services remain sustainable,” said Chalmers.
Along with the ISO 45001:2018 certification, Sodexo also received ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System certification, ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System certification, ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System certification and AS/NZS 4801:2001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System recertification.
The certifications were awarded to the company’s integrated management system for occupational health, safety, environment and quality.
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