SODEXO: Sodexo extends corporate responsibility leadership; repeats top rank in RobecoSAM "Sustainability Yearbook 2014"

 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 
80 countries). 

"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."

Methodology

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:
http://yearbook.robecosam.com/ 

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: 
http://www.sodexo.com/en/corporate-responsibility/corporate-responsibility-home.aspx

About Sodexo

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

428,000 employees

18th largest employer worldwide

80 countries

33,300 sites

75 million consumers served daily

11.6billion euro in market capitalization (as of January 7, 2014)

Contacts

Press                          Analysts and Investors
Laura SCHALK               Pierre BENAICH

Tel. & Fax : +33 1 57 75 85 69 Tel. & Fax : +33 1 57 75 80 56

laura.schalk@sodexo.com        pierre.benaich@sodexo.com
Mathieu SCARAVETTI             Alejandra LEFEBVRE

Tel. & Fax : +33 1 57 75 81 28 Tel. & Fax : +33 1 57 75 80 75

mathieu.scaravetti@sodexo.com  alejandra.lefebvre@sodexo.com

PR Sodexo Sustainability Yearbook 2014

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