BURLINGTON, ON, March 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Sodexo, World leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions, has been listed among the world's "Most Admired Companies" in FORTUNE Magazine's 2012 survey, which measures the corporate reputations of the world's largest companies. Sodexo is ranked 4th in its industry category "Diversified Outsourcing Services". Around 4,000 business executives, directors and analysts rated close to 700 companies from 32 countries on nine criteria, from investment value to social responsibility. The "Most Admired list" is published in the March issue of FORTUNE and is available at 2012 Most Admired Companies list.
This recognition adds to several recent recognitions and awards Sodexo has received in recent weeks:
- Sodexo has received the prestigious 2012 Catalyst Award in North America, honoring exceptional business initiatives that advance women in the workplace.
- For the fifth consecutive year, Sodexo has been selected for inclusion in the prestigious Sustainable Asset Management (SAM) «Sustainability Yearbook 2012» for its commitment to economic, social and environmental responsibility. Sodexo has been awarded two sustainability distinctions: "SAM 2012 sector leader" and "SAM 2012 Gold Class."
- Sodexo Canada was recognized in 2011 as a Top Employer in Hamilton/Niagara as well as one of the Top 50 Green employers in Canada.
Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Daily Life Services
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 partner of 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 413,000 employees in 80 countries design, manage and deliver an unrivaled array of Quality of Life services. 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)|
| 16 billion euro consolidated revenue
| 413,000 employees (incl. acquisitions made between August 31 & December 31, 2011)
| 22nd largest employer worldwide (ranking as of August 31, 2011)
| 80 countries
| 33,400 sites
| 50 million consumers served daily
|9.2 billion euro market capitalization (as of March 8, 2012)|