New service architecture includes workplace strategy, workplace design, workplace management, worklife services, and workplace tech & analytics

Montreal, February 24, 2021: Sodexo is excited to announce the launch of Vital Spaces services in Canada to empower businesses to transform the workplace while getting the best out of their spaces and people. In response to the evolving remote work dynamic, the new service architecture involves optimising existing experiences and spaces to enable people to thrive wherever they work.

Christophe Airault, SVP at Sodexo Canada, said, “Every client will need new solutions. We work with them to better understand and find the best solutions to their current and future challenges, balancing their needs for cost and space optimisation while ensuring employees are happy, healthy and stay engaged. Vital Spaces embraces a people-centred approach to workplace transformation.”

An evolved worklife dynamic as businesses face new challenges in the current environment

According to a recent Mercer report, 98% of executives say they plan to redesign their organisations to make them fit for tomorrow, focusing on strategies like delayering or moving toward a matrixed structure. Sodexo’s Vital Spaces services can enhance employee connectedness, productivity and experience, and provide customized solutions across five key areas to ensure sustainable business practices and optimized costs:

WorkPlace Strategy: The service helps deliver business goals with an outcome-focused approach to workplace planning, advisory and transformation. Sodexo acts as a partner, listening to the company vision to create a strategy for optimising the space, energizing employees and becoming adaptable to changing needs.

WorkPlace Design. The design and build service helps businesses create productive and inspiring spaces for connecting and empowering teams. Sodexo starts with a deep analysis of employees’ journey, needs and preferences, then builds smart designs that provide the best experience for people while also maximizing the functionality of the space.

WorkPlace Management. The service provides safe, engaging and sustainable environments – everything needed to make the workplace the best that it can be and running smoothly. Sodexo provides various support services, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), regulatory and compliance, and asset management and planning services.

WorkLife Services. The service includes food at work, employee and guest services, and work from anywhere services to help employees thrive. Sodexo helps businesses to create experiences – whether in an office, at home or a workspace in between – that go beyond employee expectations to enhance their well-being, engagement and productivity.

WorkPlace Tech & Analytics. The service uses data-driven monitoring to assess and manage people, spaces and experiences. Sodexo uses a variety of tools and technologies, gathers intelligence and provides actionable insights to help optimize a businesses’ total cost of occupancy and drive employee satisfaction.

Vital Spaces services can have major impacts that are long-lasting, and results driven.

David Bailey, Chief Executive Officer, Sodexo Corporate Services, North America, added that, “At Sodexo, we recognize the importance of being innovative and anticipating the needs of our clients and consumers. Never before has that need been so urgent than in a pandemic year. Our clients want to provide their employees with the best infrastructure and support, irrespective of where they physically work from; helping them return to the office – safely and with confidence – or work happily from anywhere is what will drive our focus and investments in 2021, and beyond.”

For more information about the Vital Spaces services, please download the full brochure.


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Caroline Desvaux, Tel: +1 514 476 2158

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