SODEXO: Sodexo extends corporate responsibility leadership; repeats top rank
in RobecoSAM "Sustainability Yearbook 2014"
Sodexo extends corporate responsibility leadership; repeats top rank in
RobecoSAM "Sustainability Yearbook 2014"
Recognized for positive impact in local communities and as a leading employer
Issy-les-Moulineaux, February 19 - Sodexo has been ranked, for the seventh
consecutive year, as the best-performing company for Social, Environmental and
Economic Performance in the benchmark RobecoSAM 'Sustainability Yearbook 2014'
as Sector Leader and Gold Class.
Despite changes in methodology that make inclusion even more difficult,
Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, has again topped its
industry and is the only company in the sector named Gold Class. Sodexo earned
the highest overall score in its peer group, 80 percent (compared to a sector
average of 48).
Sodexo earned a perfect (100) score for the positive local impact of its
business operations around the world.
"We are very proud to again be leading our business sector for our efforts and
achievements to contribute to the economic, social and environmental
development of the cities, regions and countries where we operate" said Damien
Verdier, Group Chief Marketing and Strategic Planning Officer.
Sodexo also earned the highest score in its industry in the social pillar -
particularly impressive in light the large number of employees (nearly
428,000) and the decentralized nature of its business (33,300 client sites in
"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 because we
know that human resources are a leading factor driving competition now and in
the future" saidElisabeth Carpentier, Group Chief Human Resources Officer. "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."
This yearbook is published by RobecoSAM (http://www.robecosam.com), a leading
asset management company focusing on sustainability investing. This year more
than 2,000 companies were considered for inclusion in the yearbook, using up
to 120 financial, environmental, social and economic indicators to evaluate
companies in 59 industries. The RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook is regarded
as the world's most comprehensive publication on corporate sustainability
performance, in part due to continually raising the bar for inclusion.
For more information on RobecoSAM's Sustainability Yearbook visit:
More about Sodexo and corporate responsability
Sodexo has consistently been a leader, topping the Dow Jones Sustainability
Indexes for nine consecutive years, ranking #1 on the 2013 Top 50 Companies
for Diversity list and named one of Fortune Magazine's 'Most Admired'
companies in the Diversified Outsourcing Services sector.
Sodexo has been credited for transparency and reporting. The company shares
information on its sustainability performance, including the Global Reporting
Initiative (GRI) guidelines, and our reporting is externally audited.
For more information on corporate responsibility:
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, 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 428,000 employees throughout the world.
Key Figures (as of August 31, 2013)
Sodexo in the world
18.4 billion euro consolidated revenue
18th largest employer worldwide
75 million consumers served daily
11.6billion euro in market capitalization (as of January 7, 2014)
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