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ABOUT Sodexo, Inc.
Sodexo, Inc., leading Quality of Life services company in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, delivers On-site Services in Corporate, Education, Health Care, Government, and Remote Site segments, as well as Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., funds all administrative costs for the Sodexo Foundation, an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $17 million in grants to end childhood hunger in America. Visit the corporate blog at www.sodexoUSA.com/blog.
The company recently announced broad and detailed commitments for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. The Better Tomorrow Plan adds a global approach to Sodexos continuing commitment to improving the quality of life for customers in three key areas of the environment, health and wellness, and community development.
Sodexo Receives 100% Rating from Human Rights Campaign
I am pleased to share with you that the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has given Sodexo a 100% rating on the annual 2013 HRC Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and is profiled in the new HRC Best Places to Work list. This marks the 6th consecutive year Sodexo has received a 100% rating on the prestigious CEI.
This is wonderful news and I wanted to congratulate each of you and acknowledge your efforts in advancing our diversity journey and creating an inclusive environment for all of our employees, including our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and Ally team members.
Please join me in thanking our Sodexo PRIDE Employee Network Group Executive Sponsors, Peri Bridger and Stephen Dunmore as well as the PRIDE leadership team chaired by Jeff Snook and co-chaired by Lou Fiore for all of their support in helping Sodexo achieve this awesome accomplishment. Receiving a 100% on the HRC Corporate Equality Index validates the impact of the work PRIDE does and is a true reflection of the diversity and inclusion progress Sodexo continues to make.
In awarding Sodexo a rating of 100%, HRC called out several actions Sodexo has taken to be a more inclusive organization including: sponsoring a LGBT network group, providing equivalent spousal and same-sex partner benefits, providing medical coverage for sex reassignment surgery, recognizing sexual orientation and gender identity or expression in our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy and actively engaging LGBT-certified vendors in our supplier diversity program.