Black Enterprise Names Sodexo one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity for Fourth Consecutive Year

Company Praised for Strengths in Governance, Leadership and Employee Diversity
Jul 19, 2011 11:30 AM ET
Press Release

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) GAITHERSBURG, MD. - July 19, 2011 - For the fourth year in a row, Sodexo, a world leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, has been named to the prestigious Black Enterprise Top 40 Companies for Diversity list. 

Based on survey responses from more than 1,000 publicly traded and global companies with strong presence in the United States, Sodexo was recognized for its strength in three areas: the percentage of African Americans and members of other ethnic minority groups represented in its total workforce, the percentage of senior management positions held by African Americans and members of other ethnic groups, and the percentage of African Americans and other ethnic minorities represented on the company board of directors. Sodexo was also recognized for being listed on the Human Rights Campaign's Best Places to Work.
“We are particularly proud of this recognition because it underscores Sodexo’s commitment to embed diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our business and at all levels within our organization,” said Rohini Anand, Senior Vice President and Global Chief Diversity Officer. “Sodexo’s commitment goes beyond making our employees and customers feel welcome; it extends to our business decisions and our ability to create an environment that not only reflects many different cultures, ideas, perspectives and experiences, but engages all of our employees to contribute to their individual success and to the success of the business.”
About Sodexo
Sodexo in North America
Sodexo, Inc. (, leading Quality of Daily Life Solutions company in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, delivers On Site Service Solutions in Corporate, Education, Health Care, Government, and Remote Site segments, as well as Motivation Solutions such as Esteem Pass. 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 $15 million in grants to fight hunger in America. Visit the corporate blog at
Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions
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 strategic partner for 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 380,000 employees in 80 countries design, manage and deliver an unrivaled array of On-site Service Solutions and Motivation Solutions. 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, 2010)
Sodexo in the World
15.3 billion euro consolidated revenue
380,000 employees
34,000 sites
50 million consumers served daily
80 countries
21st largest employer worldwide
Sodexo in North America
8.0 billion dollars revenue
120,000 employees
10 million consumers served daily
6,000 clients
700 facilities management sites 
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