BURLINGTON, ON, April 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Sodexo Canada continues to lead the industry in sustainability and corporate citizenship and will celebrate Earth Day with the announcement that it has been recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers for the second consecutive year. Companies were assessed on their success in fostering a culture of environmental awareness. The recognition from Mediacorp Canada is based on Sodexo's Better Tomorrow Plan, the company's formal roadmap to sustainability, which guides the company toward integrating sustainable business practices into day-to-day operations. The plan includes company-wide commitments to reducing the company's carbon footprint, water consumption, waste diversion and composting, and engaging its customers and suppliers to do the same.
"We see our Corporate Citizenship goals as intrinsic to our strategy and business plans, and the ambitious commitments we have made as part of our Better Tomorrow Plan guide the actions of all our employees," explained Dean Johnson, President of Sodexo Canada. "This recognition is one that we're extremely proud of and shows that we are truly committed to the advancement of sustainability initiatives in Canada and that these values are a key part of our corporate culture."
Sodexo in Canada
Sodexo Canada has been delivering On-Site Service Solutions to clients in the Healthcare, Education, Business & Industry, and Remote Sites sectors for over 40 years. Today, we provide services at nearly 750 sites for more than 230 clients across Canada. Our 10,000 employees work together to improve the Quality of Life for the customers we serve by designing, managing, and delivering a wide range of On-Site Service Solutions -- from project management to energy planning, from technical building maintenance to concierge services, from housekeeping to fitness centre management, and from catering and foodservices to clinical technology management. Sodexo Canada is proud to have created the Sodexo Foundation, an independent charitable organization that has donated more than 600,000 meals to at risk youth in Canada since it was founded in 2001. Follow us on Twitter @SodexoCanada
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)
50 million consumers served daily
9.2 billion euro market capitalization (as of March 8, 2012)
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