Sodexo Named one of the "World's Most Admired Companies" by Fortune Magazine

 Sodexo Named one of the "World's Most Admired Companies" by Fortune Magazine

Ranked Number One "Diversified Outsourcing Services" Company

PR Newswire

GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 4, 2013

GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Sodexo, world leader in
Quality of Life Services, is the most admired company in its sector according
to Fortune Magazine's 2013 corporate reputation survey. Nearly 4,000 business
executives, directors and analysts rated close to 700 companies from 30
countries on nine criteria, from innovation to global competitiveness, for the

Among leading global companies in the Diversified Outsourcing Services sector,
Sodexo ranked number one overall, and was also ranked first for Innovation,
Social Responsibility, Financial Soundness, Long-term Investment and Global

"As services continue to drive development in modern societies, they play
increasingly critical business and social roles in addressing economic
activity, employment and individual needs," said George Chavel, president and
CEO, Sodexo North America. "Our diversified services ultimately improve
quality of life, and we're proud to be positioned squarely at the intersection
of business performance and social change."

Sodexo's combined business and social models drive the Group's competitiveness
and growth. Strong performance and ranking in key reputation categories
reflects the principles of service, team and progress that unite the 125,000
employees across North America and the Group's 420,000 member workforce
operating in 80 countries worldwide. Going forward, Sodexo aims to be the
leader for development in communities where the company operates, and the
global benchmark for Quality of Life services that improve clients'

"Sodexo has deliberately and diligently undergone a cultural transformation
focused on becoming a strategic partner for clients and communities," added
Chavel. "Our philosophy isn't merely aimed at commercial achievement. It's
strongly tied to what we see as our social commitments; to employee
development, to diversity and inclusion within our teams, and to helping local
communities grow and succeed."

Sodexo North America operates in local communities at more than 6,000 sites
and includes specialization in more than 100 types of services, from technical
facilities and equipment management, to reception, concierge and cleaning, to
maintenance, safety and foodservices. Sodexo delivers a combination of On-site
Services, Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services to
companies, hospitals, schools, individuals and communities, serving more than
15 million consumers daily.

About Sodexo

Sodexo in North America

Sodexo, Inc. (, leading Quality of Life services company in
the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, delivers On-site Services in Corporate,
Education, Health Care, Government, and Remote Site segments, as well as
Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Sodexo, Inc.,
headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., funds all administrative costs for the
Sodexo Foundation (, an independent charitable
organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $17 million
in grants to end childhood hunger in America. Visit the corporate blog

Sodexo Group

Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an
essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 80
countries, Sodexo serves 75 million consumers each day through its unique
combination of On-site Services, Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal
and Home Services. Through its more than 100 services, Sodexo provides clients
an integrated offering developed over more than 45 years of experience: from
reception, safety, maintenance and cleaning, to foodservices and facilities
and equipment management; from Meal Pass, Gift Pass and Mobility Pass benefits
for employees to in-home assistance 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 420,000 employees
throughout the world.

Key Figures (as of August 31, 2012)

Sodexo in the World
18.2 billion euro consolidated revenue
420,000 employees
20th largest employer worldwide
80 countries
34,300 sites
75 million consumers served daily

Sodexo in North America
8.8 billion dollars revenue
125,000 employees
9,000 sites
700 facilities management sites
Over 15 million consumers served daily

SOURCE Sodexo, Inc.

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