Sodexo earns highest marks in SAM’s “Sustainability Yearbook” for twelfth straight year

February 27, 2019

The award that distinguishes companies that have each demonstrated their strengths in the area of corporate sustainability.

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Paris, February 26, 2019 – Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, reinforces its position as one of the most sustainable companies in the world by earning Gold Class distinction in SAM’s “Sustainability Yearbook 2019”. For the twelfth consecutive year, Sodexo was ranked as the top-scoring company in its industry for its excellent sustainability performance, scoring 75% compared to an industry average of 16%.
 
This recognition reflects Sodexo’s commitment of the Corporate Responsibility roadmap, Better Tomorrow 2025. 
 
The Better Tomorrow 2025 consists of nine robust commitments designed to reinforce the culture of responsible behavior throughout Sodexo’s business and addresses the company’s important role in tackling the global issues of promoting the inclusion of local businesses, improving gender equality and preventing food waste.
 
These nine commitments are fully aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and each commitment has a measurable objective allowing Sodexo to constantly monitor progress.
 
More about SAM’s Sustainability Yearbook
 
Every Year, RobecoSAM, the investment specialist that has focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing (SI), publishes “The Sustainability Yearbook”. This year, the Yearbook showcases the sustainability performance of the world’s largest companies and includes the top 15% of companies in each industry, awarding the best performing firms with Gold, Silver or Bronze class medals. Over 2,500 of companies were assessed in the SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). View SAM’s Sustainability Yearbook for more information. 
 
About Sodexo
 
Founded in Marseille in 1966 by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 72 countries, Sodexo serves 100 million consumers each day through its unique combination of On-site Services, Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Sodexo provides clients an integrated offering developed over more than 50 years of experience: from foodservices, reception, maintenance and cleaning, to facilities and equipment management; from services and programs fostering employees’ engagement to solutions that simplify and optimize their mobility and expenses management, to in-home assistance, child care
centers and concierge services.
 
Sodexo’s success and performance are founded on its independence, its sustainable business model and its ability to continuously develop and engage its 460,000 employees throughout the world. Sodexo is included in the CAC 40, FTSE 4 Good and DJSI indices.
 
Key figures (as of August 31, 2018)
 
20.4 billion euro in consolidated revenues
460,000 employees
19th largest private employer worldwide
72 countries
100 million consumers served daily
14 billion euro in market capitalization (as of January 22, 2019)

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