Sodexo, a global leader in quality of life services, is the first global asset management service provider in compliance with ISO55001:2014. It took the company two years to achieve the accreditation for its global asset management framework and for its application of the framework at AstraZeneca’s Alderley Park and Macclesfield sites.
Sodexo offers comprehensive asset management capabilities around the world in segments that vary from corporate and healthcare to manufacturing, mining and oil and gas. In 2014, the company was recognized as the first outsourcing company to win the Asset Management Achievement Award, presented by the Institute of Asset Management, to recognize excellence in the management of physical assets and infrastructure.
“We are delighted that we have achieved this and that we are the first provider which can say that our global asset management system fully satisfies the requirements of ISO55001,” said Keith Hamer, group VP for asset management and engineering at Sodexo, said in a press release. “We can now build on this achievement and continue to develop our capabilities which will differentiate us from our competitors. Our clients can be confident in our technical capability which will help us grow our business.”
Sodexo has prioritized its move into facilities management, and that division of its business continues to gain popularity, reflecting the increasing demand of its clients for integrated services and industry-leading technical expertise of its teams.
“Global clients expect global solutions, from partners who understand their business imperatives and can provide advanced technical services in an integrated way. But it’s not just the services we deliver – it’s the impact they have on our consumer that constitutes our true competitive advantage,” said Satya Menard, CEO of service operations, in a press release. “Contributing to individuals’ quality of life boosts performance, everywhere in the world. And leading-edge physical asset management is instrumental to this mission.”
The expansion and growth of the company’s technical services capability was introduced in 2013 with the implementation of its Worldwide Technical Expertise Platform.