BURLINGTON, ON, March 8, 2012 /CNW/ - 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."
Presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the Yearbook commends internationally recognized sustainability leaders in 58 industry sectors.
Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, was ranked first in its sector following a comprehensive 2011 study focusing on criteria that included brand management, corporate governance, risk and crisis management, environmental policy, employee development and well being, shareholder engagement, societal commitment to local communities, supply chain relationships and employee recruitment and retention.
Sodexo also was reintegrated into the Aspi Eurozone index, which includes the 120 best performing companies with regard to sustainability, human rights, human resources, local community engagement, business integrity and corporate governance. In November 2011, Sodexo was ranked by VIGEO as the leading performer among 15 companies in its industry sector notably in human resources, human rights, local community development and business integrity.
These distinctions confirm Sodexo's commitment to develop sustainably, following its strategic roadmap the "Better Tomorrow Plan." With 413,000 employees in daily contact with more than 50 million people throughout the world, Sodexo works to contribute to the economic, social and environmental development of the local communities in which it operates.
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
22nd largest employer worldwide
50 million consumers served daily
9 billion euro market capitalization (as of January 26, 2012)
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