Sodexo has expanded its partnership with Nokia by signing a long term global agreement to provide an integrated range of facility management services across Nokia's office portfolio. The agreement spans 55 countries and 140 sites, with the final objective of integrating the full range of 290 locations in 66 countries within the next 12 months.

By engaging Sodexo as single global supplier, Nokia is looking to streamlines current processes, increases visibility and measurement of performance globally and secure the flexibility required to meet its changing needs.

Sodexo's facilities management capabilities, ranging from design through to operations, allows it to provide services ranging from technical maintenance and energy management to catering, concierge, and wellness services. Sodexo also provides Benefits & Rewards services to Nokia staff in 15 countries and its Quality of Life services contribute to staff engagement and well-being, helping Nokia be an employer of choice in its industry.

"This major turnaround in our partnership with Nokia is the result of working closely for over 20 years with this strategic client and understanding how we can best add value and contribute to the quality of life of Nokia's employees through the provision of consistent and high calibre services, whilst also enabling Nokia to focus on its core business," says Sylvia Metayer, Director of International Large Accounts for Sodexo.

"This partnership is in line with Nokia Security & Workplace Resources strategy to support Nokia’s people in enabling them to excel by providing workplaces and services which make them as successful as possible," adds Riku Pentikainen, Nokia's Security & WR Head of Strategic Partnerships. "By consolidating services under one provider, by introducing cross-discipline support and by putting great people to manage the sites, Sodexo have improved services while bringing commercial synergies."