SODEXO: Sodexo ranks top in 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for 9th
Sodexo ranks top in 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for 9th consecutive
Issy-les-Moulineaux, September 19, 2013 - Sodexo, world leader in Quality of
Life services, has been recognized as best-in-class for social, environmental
and economic responsibility by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) for
the 9th year in a row.
Sodexo has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World
and DJSI Europe (formerly STOXX) since 2005. This year, continuing its
unbroken nine-year run, Sodexo was named Global Sustainability Industry Leader
for its sector.
S&P Dow Jones Indices works in partnership with RobecoSAM, the investment
specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing that tracks the
performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. The
annual DJSI review is based on a thorough analysis of corporate economic,
environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate
governance, risk management, climate strategy, environmental policy/management
systems, supply chain standards and labor practices.
Among the highlights of Sodexo's corporate responsibility achievements in 2013
were its classification as a Gold Class sector leader in sustainability by
RobecoSAM at the World Economic Forum 2013 in Davos; its recognition of
Sodexo's ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, a pillar of its human
resources philosophy, by DiversityInc; and its worldwide agreement on
wild-caught seafood with the Marine Stewardship Council.
"Sodexo has consistently ranked as the leader in its industry, demonstrating
that the company is not resting on its accomplishments but instead dedicated
to continuous improvement based on the company's founding principles to
improve quality of life and contribute to the economic, social and
environmental development of the communities, regions and countries in which
it operates," said Manjit Jus, Sustainability Operations Manager, RobecoSAM.
"Sodexo has shown that creating value for its stakeholders and communities
must not come at the cost of creating business value. It has leveraged its
experience in proactively managing sustainability issues and its position as a
leading global service provider throughout its value chain to include its
customers and suppliers."
"Sodexo is honored to be recognized again as the leader in our industry when
it comes to our social, environment and economic performance," said Damien
Verdier,Sodexo Executive Committee member for Sustainable
Development."Sodexo's strong results in impact in local communities, healthy
living and environmental policy and management are confirmation that we are
improving the quality of life through the services we provide."
"A leading factor driving competition in the future will be human resources.
Over the last nine years we have seen an evolution in what people expect from
corporate actors and we are both pleased and humbled that Sodexo continues to
be at the forefront of what it means to be a socially responsible and diverse
company. By developing policies focused on women and men at all levels of the
organization, companies will become stronger, and quality of life will not be
an outcome of their success but a fundamental component of it", said Elisabeth
Carpentier, Group Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer.
Some of Sodexo's 2013 achievements in corporate responsibility include:
*Sodexo was recognized at the World Economic Forum 2013 in Davos with three
awards: Sector Leader, Gold Class, and Sector Mover in the RobecoSAM
Sustainability Yearbook, earning the highest overall score in its business
sector, the only company in its sector to attain Gold Class status and was
named Sector Mover, having achieved the largest improvement in its
sustainability performance compared to last year. Sodexo earned the best
scores in economic and social elements and was highly ranked in the
*Sodexo US was ranked first on the 2013 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for
Diversity list among close to 900 companies evaluated on objective
criteria in four categories: CEO Commitment, Human Capital, Corporate and
Organizational Communications and Supplier Diversity. DiversityInc awarded
Sodexo first place because of the company's on-going commitment to
diversity, the engagement of our leadership and our ability to implement,
measure, and assess strong internal initiatives.
*Sodexo signed a worldwide agreement with the Marine Stewardship Council
for wild-caught fish with the view to promoting MSC-certified seafood
across the 80 countries where Sodexo operates and maximizing awareness and
collaboration with both our Clients and Consumers. MSC's Chain of Custody
Certification assures Sodexo, our clients and consumers that in every step
of the chain - from the fisher, to the processor, to the distributor and
the end user - MSC-certified seafood is not mixed with or substituted for
non-certified seafood. In the United Kingdom, all Sodexo sites (more than
600) are MSC certified. This year Belgium achieved MSC certification for 4
sites including the European Parliament, the USA launched MSC
certification in several corporate sites and Sodexo France has launched
the MSC "Fish and Kids" program to educate school children on the
importance on sustainable seafood.
Founded 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 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
75 million consumers served daily
10.5 billion euro market capitalization (as of July 9, 2013)
Sodexo Press Contact Mathieu SCARAVETTI
Laura SCHALK Tel. & Fax: +33 1 57 75 81 28
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Sodexo ranks top in 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes
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