Direct Provision is Government policy. Aramark has no say, influence or involvement in the establishment of this system or in the residency or asylum application process.
What we do
“Aramark is one of many companies supplying essential services to Reception and Integration Centres in Ireland. Aramark provides essential food and maintenance services at three RIA centres (out of 32 operated by Government) and they have shown a very strong commitment to delivering the highest quality services. Beyond meeting the Department’s requirements, Aramark staff identify and implement programmes and initiatives which provide social supports to residents and help build links to the local communities. This is breaking down barriers and ensuring residents can assimilate more easily when their status is confirmed”.
Cooking facilities to allow residents cook their own food are already in place in two RIA centres that have food services supplied by Aramark and we are working with the RIA to install these facilities in the third RIA centre in 2018.
Going the extra mile to support residents
What Residents Say:
“All staff of our Aramark is very helpful and very good and I am living here 4 years and the day first to until know (sic) I don’t have any problem. They treat us like our family and manager Breda also treats us here like our own family. I don’t have words to say how much thanks I must say to them”.
“I am from South Africa, seeking asylum in Ireland. During my stay here I have met the reason why I chose to seek asylum in Ireland. The friendly, polite, charming, caring concerned management and all the staff of Kinsale Road”.
“Thank you for being awesome to me and my boys”,
“During my time at this centre I have seen your dedication, respect and humble personality, as a result of which I always felt at home. I can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve done for me.”
Aramark is an ethical and responsible company
Aramark is recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, rated number one among Diversified Outsourcing Companies.
We are also proud to have been recognized as an employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign along with Diversity, Inc. Black Enterprise, Careers & the disABLED and Latino magazines.
Supporting Local Causes:
In the last 10 years nearly €400,000 has been raised for charities across Ireland by Aramark Ireland and our employees. The charities supported are selected each year by our employees who nominate the charity they feel is in need of Aramark's support.
In addition, as part of our Building Communities programme, every year over a hundred Aramark Ireland employees take time off work to roll up their sleeves and help refurbish buildings for charities such as Lone Parent Resource Centres and schools for children with special needs.
Enriching and Nourishing Lives every day across Ireland.
Aramark’s Irish origins go back some 50 years to 1967. Today Aramark is one of Ireland’s largest employers, supporting over 6,000 jobs throughout the island of Ireland.
We are a leading provider of food, workplace solutions and property management services to some of Ireland’s best known companies, public sector organisations, health care settings, sporting and tourism destinations. Every day we touch the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.
We are a leading advocate of Mental Health Awareness and three years ago launched our health and wellbeing programme #take15 in workplaces across Ireland. This programme aims to help people live healthier lives by increasing awareness of their daily nutrition but also their mental wellbeing. With increased stress in our daily lives, we are focused on helping people to reconnect.
We are proud to have won numerous awards in recognition of the values of our company and the quality of the service we provide to our clients from industry organisations including the Irish Hospitality Institute Diversity Award Winner; Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Winner for our Food services; Irish Heart – Happy Heart Healthy Eating Award, the National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO) and the Irish Contract Cleaning Association.