Sodexo won the "Excellent Innovation Value Award" from Business Management Review
September 06, 2019
Sodexo won the "Excellent Innovation Value Award" for its successful digital transformation to enhance the new value of the comprehensive facility management industry.
Beijing, Sept. 6, 2019 Sodexo, the world leader in Quality of Life Services, attends the "Shared Social Value -- 2019 Business Leaders’ Summit Forum of Business Management Review" cum "the Third Annual Awards Ceremony for Finding the Most Valuable Enterprises in China" hosted by Business Management Review in Beijing. Sodexo won the "Excellent Innovation Value Award" for its successful digital transformation to enhance the new value of the comprehensive facility management industry.
"The Third Annual Awards Ceremony for Finding the Most Valuable Enterprises in China” is based on the Value Enterprise Model of Chunhua Chen, a well-known professor at National Development Research Institute of Peking University. This selection was initiated by Business Management Review in 2017, aiming at encouraging the development of more value enterprises, in order to provide reference samples for the transformation and development of Chinese enterprises. Business Management Review, jointly hosted by renowned professors from Renmin University of China, National Development Institute of Peking University, Cheung Kong business school, Renmin University of China Business School, Antai Economics and Management School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University as well as the experts from Korn Ferry International, announced the results at the forum.
"We are honored to receive ‘Excellent Innovation Value Award’, which is a high recognition of the continuous innovation and digital business empowerment of Sodexo China. Sodexo China has gradually set up a complete digital innovation ecosystem, from internal innovation culture cultivation to the establishment of the external innovation partnerships, aiming to create new value for clients and consumers and help them achieve a better quality of life ", said by Cheney Guo, Digital and Innovation Director at Sodexo Greater China.
Sodexo China started the digital transformation in early 2017, and it is the first region of the group to implement the digital transformation strategy based on the country. While promoting the internal innovation and digitalization center, Sodexo has achieved strategic cooperation with a myriad of innovation institutions, including XNode, neoBay-Global Innovation Community, 36kr Group, etc., breaking down the cooperation barriers with start-ups. Sodexo is also investing through its Sodexo Venture Capital Fund in two Chinese technology companies, AEYE-GO and Meican, to leverage the strengths of both sides to design better quality of life services.
Sodexo synchronously landed dozens of digitalization projects at present, including Sodexo SEEFOOD Smart Cashier, Sharp FM-Holistic Digital FM Solution, Smart Retail – Grab & Go, etc., enriching the comprehensive facilities management services of its professional category and improving the efficiency of work and life and experience for clients and consumers. It also highlights Sodexo’s leading position in the field of digital and innovation.
"China is one of the global innovation hubs," says Martin Boden, Sodexo Greater China President. “We will continue to deepen our innovation and digitalization strategies and practices in China to ensure that we are capable of having a positive impact on the quality of life of our clients and consumers, while contributing to the innovation capabilities of China's integrated facilities management industry at the same time."