Sodexo: sustainably at the top of the DJSI

  • Industry leader across economic, social and environmental dimensions

PARIS, Sept. 8, 2017 /CNW/ - Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, has been named the top-rated company in its sector on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the 13th consecutive year, reinforcing the company's leadership and commitment to corporate responsibility worldwide.

DJSI, a leading global sustainability benchmark and reference for sustainable investing, evaluates performance in three principal dimensions: economic, social and environmental. The DJSI results recognize Sodexo's concrete commitments in these areas, which are cornerstones of the company's corporate responsibility roadmap, Better Tomorrow 2025. For example:

  • Economic: Supply management for local community development. Launched in 2013, Sodexo's Partner Inclusion Program drives diversity among suppliers and merchants in all countries where Sodexo operates. We actively support women- and minority-owned businesses and work to help create sustainable economic opportunities for those communities around the world. (click here to read the story)

  • Social: Empowerment for women. Sodexo's goal is to have at least 40% women among its senior leaders by 2025. However, empowerment for women at Sodexo goes beyond company walls. In line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we believe gender equality can help end hunger, and we invest in programs to support women while supporting Stop Hunger Worldwide, a non-profit organization founded by Sodexo employees to fight hunger. (click here to read the story)

  • Environmental: Climate change. Sodexo has committed to reduce its carbon emissions by 34% by 2025 compared to a 2011 baseline. We partnered with the World Wildlife Foundation to set this ambitious target, and are progressively reducing carbon emissions at client and Sodexo sites and throughout our supply chain. (click here to read the story)

Note:

The annual DJSI review is based on a thorough analysis of the corporate economic, environmental and social performance of over 3,900 listed companies, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk and crisis management, climate strategy, environmental policy/management systems, supply chain standards, labor practices and philanthropic activities.

About Sodexo

Founded in Marseille 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 50 years of experience: from foodservices, reception, maintenance and cleaning, to facilities and equipment management; from Meal Pass, Gift Pass and Mobility Pass benefits for employees to in-home assistance, child care centers 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 425,000 employees throughout the world.

Sodexo is included in the CAC 40 and DJSI indices.

Key figures (as of August 31, 2016)

20.2 billion euro in consolidated revenues

425,000 employees

19th largest employer worldwide

80 countries

75 million consumers served daily

17.1 billion euro in market capitalization (as of July 5, 2017)

 

SOURCE Sodexo Canada

For further information: Media: Elsa Mélique, +33 1 57 75 80 21, elsa.melique@sodexo.com

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