The growing likelihood of organisations continuing to operate multiple workplace locations post-pandemic has led to Sodexo introducing a new form of integrated FM package for deployment across multiple workplace locations.
‘Vital Spaces’ is a new form of integrated service contract, described also “a new way of articulating everything that Sodexo can offer as Workplace and Employee services”, helping clients negotiate their need to transform workplaces in a “connected, people-centric way”.
It follows research findings and anecdotal evidence that organisations are increasingly accepting that future work will be split between offices, other workplaces and employees’ own homes.
The concept of ‘Vital Spaces’ is that it brings together everything Sodexo can do to support clients in all of their employees’ working locations.
Sodexo is talking to existing clients about these services and is also targeting businesses operating across sectors ranging from professional services, financial services, media & tech through to pharmaceutical and FMCG.
“Generally we are targeting large businesses,” said Sodexo’s senior press manager, brand & communications, Gail Collins.
“Clearly not every client will want all of Vital Spaces. We still have pure food contracts and our FM contracts. But Vital Spaces allows us to pull our services together intelligently and work with clients at a more strategic level.”
Vital Spaces comprises integrated FM and catering services with consultancy, space design and planning, benefits and rewards solutions. To deliver this service portfolio, Sodexo intends greater integration of its business divisions and partners such as Sodexo Engage, Wx and Circles.