Founded in 1966 by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo has more than 420,000 employees worldwide. The Group’s development is built on fundamentals that unite our teams and give Sodexo its unique personality. These fundamentals are expressed through our values and ethical principles. More on our fundamentals.
Since its foundation by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo has endeavored in its activities to comply with the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Labor Organization principles. Though governments have the primary responsibility for promoting, respecting and protecting Human Rights, the Sodexo Group, as an international company present in 80 countries, recognizes its own responsibility to promote and guarantee human rights as stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Sodexo adheres to the principles of the:
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
- Tripartite declaration of principles of the International Labor Organization concerning multinational enterprises and social policy,
- United Nations Global Compact: Global Compact – Human Rights
- United Nations Women Empowerment Principles - Equality Means Business
- Policy on respecting Human Rights also available in Chinese, French, German, Hungarian, Laotian, Spanish and Thai