The council will provide technical guidance and validation on continually evolving and quickly emerging health and safety protocols for services, as well as the ways Sodexo engages with people and encourages safe behaviors.
In addition, the council will provide the latest information to ensure agile adoption of best practices, aligned with local requirements.
Operating as a governance body, the council will be composed of experts from around the world in epidemiology, family medicine, nutrition, occupational health and behavioral health, as well as pandemic planning and operations. The founding members include:
- Dr. John Boyce, global expert in infection control and epidemiology. Dr Boyce was previously Director of Hospital Epidemiology & Infection Control at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Director of Infection Control at Hospital of Saint Raphael in Connecticut.
- Dr. Helen Stellmacher, expert in all areas of general practice with an emphasis on continuity of care and palliative care. Dr Stellmacher is a Member of the UK Royal College of General Practitioners and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Marc Plumart, CEO Sodexo healthcare and seniors worldwide, said: “As businesses and consumers begin to emerge from the pandemic, they want confidence that their environments are safe.
“By working with clinical experts, we leverage the latest research, data and insights to set a strong and medically guided foundation for our protocols. Our goal is to minimize risk and enhance safety for all of our stakeholders.”