Sodexo Canada Joins 30% Club

BURLINGTON, ON, April 20, 2017 /CNW/ - As part of its on-going commitment to gender diversity, Sodexo Canada's CEO, Barry Telford, has officially joined the 30% Club Canada.

The 30% Club members believe that gender balance on boards and in C Suites encourages better leadership and governance and contributes to better all-round board performance.

"I am honoured to represent my Sodexo Canada colleagues in the 30% Club," says Barry Telford, CEO, Sodexo Canada. "We are big believers in the significant benefits of a gender balanced workforce and are committed to this work. I look forward to learning more about what other companies are doing and share that knowledge with our team."

The 30% Club Canada is a business-led initiative of men and women leaders. Its work is entirely collaborative and aims to enhance existing efforts by bringing the momentum of a global movement to Canada. It works in close collaboration with Catalyst Canada. Its vital Catalyst Accord program works directly with corporations to set goals and support corporations to improve board gender diversity. Sodexo Canada is also an active member of Catalyst Canada.

Sodexo in Canada
Sodexo has been delivering On-Site Services in Canada for over 40 years. Recognized as a strategic partner, Sodexo Canada is dedicated to providing Quality of Life Services for clients, their employees and visitors in the corporate, education, healthcare and remote sites segments. These Quality of Life Services create healthy, safe, and efficient environments allowing individuals and organizations to grow and succeed.  Delivering food and facilities management services for over 200 clients, Sodexo is a market leader in Canada in terms of revenue and consumers served, and have been recognized as a top employer for the past five consecutive years.  Sodexo Canada is proud to have created the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, an independent charitable organization that has donated more than 1 million meals to at risk youth in Canada since it was founded in 2000.


Key Figures (as of August 31, 2016)

Sodexo in Canada

Sodexo in the World

10,000 employees

20.2 billion euro consolidated revenue

1.1 million consumers served daily

425,000 employees

200+ clients

19th largest employer worldwide

575+ sites

80 countries

75 million consumers served daily

15.7 billion euro market capitalization (as of

January 18, 2017)


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Learn more about the company at its corporate blog, Sodexo Insights.

SOURCE Sodexo Canada

For further information: Jane Wilcox, Xposure PR, 905-464-4435,


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