Sodexo and VIP Energy Services form a Sustainable Strategic Partnership



    BURLINGTON, ON, July 10 /CNW/ - Sodexo and VIP Energy Services are
pleased to announce an exclusive arrangement aimed at providing energy
management services to current and future Sodexo clients.
    In-line with Sodexo's ambition to be the leader of Quality of Life
Services and the strategic direction to offer an expanded portfolio of
integrated facilities management solutions, the company has created this
industry exclusive partnership with VIP Energy Services.
    VIP Energy Services is a full-service energy management consulting firm.
In collaboration with Sodexo they create solutions to save time and money on
utilities for clients by drawing upon their intimate knowledge of the energy
markets, products and services developed by the best energy professionals in
the business.
    With a combined experience of more then 120 years in the energy industry,
VIP Energy Services personnel have been actively involved in both the
deregulated natural gas and Ontario electricity marketplaces. VIP is also
involved in helping industry establish their energy footprint and work toward
meeting their goal of reducing their contribution of CO2 emissions.
    "Going beyond the traditional role of the energy consultant by creating a
holistic utility strategy in accordance with the client's individual corporate
objectives, is the key to VIP Energy Services success", says Paul Van Brunt,
President of VIP Energy Services.
    Dean Johnson, SVP Integrated Facilities Management at Sodexo adds "Sodexo
is delighted to partner with VIP Energy Services in order to bring more cost
effective and environmentally sustainable practices to our clients. They share
the same philosophy as Sodexo in creating value for clients with long-term
business relationships, and have a terrific reputation in the industry for
providing innovative solutions".

    Sodexo, Inc. (www.sodexo.com), part of the international Sodexo Group, is
the leading integrated food and facilities management services company in
Canada, the US and Mexico, with $7.3 billion in annual revenue and
125,000 employees. Sodexo serves more than ten million customers daily in
corporations, health care, long term care and retirement centers, schools,
college campuses, government and remote sites. Sodexo Canada is a member of
Sodexo Group, and funds the Sodexo Foundation an independent charitable
organization that, since its founding in 2001, has donated more than
350,000 free meals to at risk youth in Canada.





For further information:

For further information: Press Contact: Jon Kristjanson, Tel: (877)
632-8592, Ext. 250, E-mail: jon.kristjanson@sodexo.com


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