Sodexo has named Claire Atkins Morris as director of corporate responsibility for the UK and Ireland as one of three new appointments.
Atkins Morris has worked at Sodexo for more than 11 years, starting in its Healthcare division as a waste and environment manager. Since then, she has held several positions, including head of waste management, head of soft FM development and head of service support, in which she supported the business to effectively bid and mobilise.
With an MSc in environmental management, Atkins Morris is a chartered environmentalist (CEnv) and an external assessor for the Institute of Environment Management & Assessment (IEMA). She began her career with the Environment Agency before moving into other environment consultancy roles.
This new role will see her embedding sustainable practices and demonstrating impact through building on Sodexo’s Social Value Pledge and the Better Tomorrow Roadmap.
Sean Haley, region chair, Sodexo UK & Ireland said: “As we continue to recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our business, having a strong position on corporate responsibility is now more important than ever. Claire’s skills and expertise make her an outstanding appointment for the role and her ability to engage stakeholders and build relationships will ensure that our CR actions continue to make a positive impact and support the communities in which we live and work.
Sodexo has bolstered its corporate responsibility ambitions with another two appointments.
Simon Mussett becomes head of environmental sustainability and Louise Richardson has been chosen as head of community development – social value UK & Ireland.
Mussett has been with the company for over nine years and was previously head of waste management for the region. He will now lead on the company’s environmental agenda, paying specific focus to establishing its net zero carbon position.
Richardson joined Sodexo in 2019, and is a pivotal part of its government and agencies business development team. With colleagues across the business, she will formulate the social value community strategy, supporting the company’s approach to designing solutions that put social value at the heart of its offers and services and that help improve the communities it works in.
Sodexo’s states that corporate responsibility is at the heart of business. Earlier this year the company published its latest Social Impact Pledge, and continues its commitment within the Better Tomorrow 2025 roadmap.
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