Sodexo Canada Recognized as a Top Employer for 2012

TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2011 /CNW/ - For the third year in a row Mediacorp, the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers, have recognized Sodexo Canada as a Top Employer in the Hamilton-Niagara region of Ontario.

Sodexo Canada, the strategic partner for companies and institutions that place a premium on performance and employee well-being, was evaluated by Mediacorp using the following criteria: Physical Workplace; Work Atmosphere & Social, Health, Financial & Family Benefits; Vacation & Time Off; Employee Communications; Performance Management; Training & Skills Development; and Community Involvement. Sodexo was compared to other organizations and recognized in its industry as having progressive, best-in-class employee programs.

"The success of Sodexo as a leading integrated service solutions company is tied directly to our people. We're extremely proud of this Top Employer recognition and dedicate it to our employees who deliver excellence at our client sites day in and day out. We have invested heavily in educational opportunities, career pathing and development, employee benefits and mentoring programs; all of which aligns with our mission of improving the quality of daily life," shares Dean Johnson, President, Sodexo Canada, Ltd.

About Sodexo

Sodexo in Canada

Since 1912 through its legacy company, Sodexo Canada has been delivering Quality of Life Solutions to clients across Canada. Now present in Healthcare, Education, Business and Industry, Government, Hotels, Remote Sites and Sports and Leisure. By integrating the delivery of its client's property management, private public partnerships, project management, facilities management and food services, Sodexo provides clients with economic efficiency, guaranteed expertise, certified quality, reliability and consistency. It all leads to a better Quality of Life for the end-user, resulting in overall return on investment for the client's organization. Sodexo Canada created the Sodexo Foundation an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 2001, has donated more than 750,000 free meals to at risk youth in Canada.

About Sodexo

Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions

Quality of Life plays an important role in the progress of individuals and the performance of organizations. Based on this conviction, Sodexo acts as the strategic partner for companies and institutions that place a premium on performance and employee well-being, as it has since Pierre Bellon founded the company in 1966. Sharing the same passion for service, Sodexo's 391,000 employees in 80 countries design, manage and deliver an unrivaled array of On-site Service Solutions and Motivation Solutions. Sodexo has created a new form of service business that contributes to the fulfillment of its employees and the economic, social and environmental development of the communities, regions and countries in which it operates.

Key Figures (as of August 31, 2011)

  Sodexo in the World (update figures)     Sodexo in Canada
  16 billion euro consolidated revenue
391,000 employees
33,400 sites
50 million consumers served daily
80 countries
21st largest employer worldwide
    557 million dollars revenue
11,000 employees
750,000 consumers served daily
350 clients
750 sites
2012 Top Employer Hamilton-Niagara


For further information:

Jon Kristjanson
1-877-632-8592 X 33250

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