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. Follow us on Twitter @SodexoCanada

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
420 000 employees
20th largest employer worldwide
80 consumers served daily
34,300 sites
75 million consumers served daily
9.5 billion euro market capitalization (as of
November 7 2012)
10,000 employees
1 million consumers served daily
230+ clients
750+ sites
850+ service solutions


SOURCE Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business

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Contact
Katherine Power
Tel. : 289-439-9170
Katherine.Power@sodexo.com