Sodexo Employees in 36 Countries Mobilized to Fight Hunger; 815,000 Meals Donated to Those in Need

  Sodexo Employees in 36 Countries Mobilized to Fight Hunger; 815,000 Meals
                           Donated to Those in Need

  PR Newswire

  MUMBAI, July 23, 2014

MUMBAI, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

More than 33,000 Sodexo employees in 36 countries donated and collected enough
food for 815,000 meals and raised funds to fight hunger and malnutrition
during the company's annual Servathon in April and May. All together, Sodexo
employees volunteered more than 82,100 hours to help their local community
members have enough food to eat.

Every year for the past 10 years, Stop Hunger's Servathon has provided an
opportunity for employees to join together, often hand-in-hand with Sodexo's
clients, to fight against hunger and malnutrition. Over a two-month period,
Servathon teams throughout the world work to serve people in need by providing
thousands of meals, holding food drives, and raising money to support local
stop hunger efforts.

According to World Food Programme, India is home to a quarter of all
undernourished people worldwide. Guided by Sodexo's worldwide commitment to
fight hunger and malnutrition, their employees in India volunteered 689 hours
to help disadvantaged children and senior citizens by raising funds, donating
582 kilos of food and serving 755 meals to make a small yet meaningful impact
to the lives of these people.

" The real power of Servathon is the Sodexo people. By coming together in
local actions, this operation has a real impact on the people most in need ,"
said Clodine Pincemin, President of Stop Hunger . " What happens in all of the
local communities radically changes the lives of people, and Sodexo volunteers
often report that they are transformed by their participation as well. I am
very grateful to Sodexo for helping us in our mission to fight hunger and
malnutrition around the world. "

Created in 1996 by Sodexo, Stop Hunger is now a dedicated non-profit
organization to fight hunger and malnutrition around the world, through local
and international partners having the same mission. Stop Hunger conducts
innovative actions in 40 countries. For more information visit: .

Since it was founded, Sodexo has pursued 2 missions: to improve the quality of
life of our employees, clients and consumers; and to contribute to the
development of the towns and regions where we operate. Sodexo is a global
actor, anchored in the local communities where it operates: 95% of our
employees work locally on 33,000 sites around the world and the group has a
strong preference to source products locally.

Sodexo is regularly recognized for its leadership in corporate responsibility:
Sodexo has topped its sector on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for nine
consecutive years. For more information visit

About Sodexo 

Founded in 1966 in Marseille 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
75million 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 food services 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 business and financial model and its
ability to continuously develop and engage its 428,000employees throughout
the world.

For more information, visit

Sodexo in India  

Sodexo India On-site Services is a leading provider of services that impact
the quality of life of clients and their employees in the corporate segment
and remote sites, patients and visitors in the healthcare segment, and
students and faculty in the education segment. Sodexo is considered a
strategic partner to its clients and delivers more than 40 different food and
facilities management solutions across 1100+ sites, through its 40,000
employees who touch the lives of 800,000 consumers daily.

Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services launched operations in 1997. Market
leader by far, Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services delivers solutions through
Employee Benefits and Incentives & Recognition services, including Meal Pass,
Electronic Meal Card, Gift Pass and Say Reward. 


Key Figures (as of August 31, 2013)

    Sodexo worldwide                         Sodexo in India - On-site Services

    18.4 billion euro consolidated revenue   40,000 employees
    428,000 employees                        800,000 consumers served daily
    18th largest employer worldwide          400+ clients
    80 countries                             1100+ sites
    33,300 sites
    75 million consumers served daily        Sodexo in India - Benefits & Rewards Services
    12.4 billion euro in market            
    capitalization (as of July 8, 2014)      400 employees
                                             3 million beneficiaries
                                             10,000 corporates
                                             25,000 affiliates across 1,400 cities

Media Contact: Trisha Aswani, , 022-44214582,
Assistant General Manager, Sodexo
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