Sodexo Awarded Fifth Consecutive Gold level Achievement in Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR)

Sodexo Awarded Fifth Consecutive Gold level Achievement in Progressive 
Aboriginal Relations (PAR) 
BURLINGTON, ON, Sept. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Sodexo Canada is pleased to announce 
that it has attained PAR gold level certification from the Canadian Council 
for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) for the fifth consecutive time. The CCAB 
recognizes Sodexo as an industry leader in Aboriginal relations. 
"As a PAR Gold certified company since 2001, our relationships with our 
Aboriginal partners and their communities contribute to their growth and 
development and are critical to our ongoing success," explained Dean Johnson, 
President of Sodexo Canada. "As a result, we invest significant resources in 
building and managing those relationships, including investing in our 
Aboriginal employees to ensure they grow and prosper within Sodexo." 
The Progressive Aboriginal Relations program recognizes sustainable business 
leaders who are committed to working with Aboriginal businesses and 
communities. Gold level certification indicates the introduction of innovative 
programs and engagement of Aboriginal people in four key areas: employment, 
business development, community relations, and community investment. 
Sodexo prides itself on building strong, mutually rewarding partnerships as it 
expands its operations throughout Canada. In line with its commitment to 
Aboriginal communities and the PAR program, Sodexo has developed thirty-five 
alliances with Aboriginal organizations from coast to coast. Sodexo continues 
to improve the recruitment process to grow its Aboriginal workforce at various 
levels of the organization and has recently launched an Aboriginal employee 
network group to reinforce the economic, social and environmental development 
of Aboriginal communities. 
About Sodexo 
Sodexo in Canada
Sodexo has been delivering On-Site Services in Canada for over 40 years. 
Recognized as a strategic partner, Sodexo Canada has consolidated its position 
by providing a range of Quality of Life Services for clients, their employees 
and visitors in the corporate, education, healthcare and remote sites 
segments. Delivering more than 850 different food and facilities management 
solutions across 750+ sites, Sodexo is a market leader in Canada in terms of 
revenue and consumers served and has been recognized as a top employer for the 
past three consecutive years. Sodexo Canada is proud to have created the 
Sodexo Foundation, an independent charitable organization that has donated 
over a million meals to at risk youth in Canada since it was founded in 2000. 
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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                    Sodexo in Canada 
18.2 billion euro consolidated revenue 10,000 employees 
420 000 employees                      1 million consumers served daily 
20th largest employer worldwide        230+ clients 
80 consumers served daily              750+ sites 
34,300 sites                           850+ service solutions 
75 million consumers served daily 
9.5 billion euro market capitalization
(as of 
November 7 2012) 

SOURCE  Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business 
Contact Katherine Power Tel.: 289-439-9170 
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