Winner of ACS Champion of the Year 2011

Sodexo – Winner of ACS Champion of the Year 2011
20 October 2011

Sodexo was announced as the ACS Champion of the Year 2011 at the Security Excellence Awards held in London last night [19 Oct].

The SIA Approved Contractor Scheme raises standards and promotes good practice for the creation of a safer environment for the public and better opportunities for the private security industry.

As part of the Security Excellence Awards, which are organised by United Business Media and hosted by Security Management Today Online and, the ‘ACS Champion of the Year’ award is open to all Approved Contractors and seeks to identify those that have taken exceptional steps to further the spirit of the scheme.

Sodexo, whose head office is based in London, first achieved approved contractor status in May 2008. It is currently approved by the SIA for security guarding and CCTV.

The judges were very impressed with the extent that Sodexo promoted and progressed the spirit of the ACS, including its staff welfare, development and working conditions, their reward and recognition programme, the use of newsletters, focus groups and enhanced conflict training.

ACS Assistant Director, and an award judge, Andrew Shephard said:

“Sodexo’s active engagement with the SIA, its contribution to the development of the ACS, along with putting local crime prevention and community safety at the top of their agenda demonstrated to the judges that the company are raising their operational standards and are promoting good practice within the industry.”
Simon Pears, head of security at Sodexo UK and Ireland, said:

“I am absolutely delighted with our win last night, which has been possible through the collective efforts, dedication and commitment from the Centre of Excellence team at Sodexo.
We would like to thank the SIA for their effective partnership working with us and we hope to build on this further. We will continue to remain committed towards raising the standards of security everywhere we operate.”

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