Angela Halliday has been named as director of social impact for foodservice giant Sodexo's business in the UK and Ireland.
Working with the company's chief executive, Halliday will be responsible for embedding a social value-focused approach, ensuring organisational governance and reporting on the social value delivered within its contracts.
The introduction of the role is part of a push by the company to improve contract processes through clear accountability and performance reporting. Sodexo is a ‘green rated' supplier across government contracts in a range of sectors, including healthcare, education, justice and defence.
Halliday said: "My whole career has revolved around making a difference to people and communities, from working in the third sector during a time when social value was emerging, to having spent the last 11 years with Sodexo, whose philosophy is to have a positive impact on our communities through our quality of life services.
"This new role demonstrates how Sodexo does business, where quantifiable and firm ethical principles are being put at the heart of everything we do. I am delighted and honoured to be Sodexo's lead for such an important part of our work and am looking forward to demonstrating the added value we create for our employees, clients, customers and communities."
Sean Haley, chairman of Sodexo UK and Ireland, said: "We deliver services for the public sector and therefore have a responsibility to conduct business that has a positive impact on the individuals, communities and markets where we work. We have committed to a public service ethos that drives progress and respects resources on which the future depends, and we are measuring the social impact of our work.
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