Sodexo Takes Part in HACR Research Initiative Measuring Hispanic Inclusion in Corporate America

Sep 29, 2020 9:00 AM ET
Press Release

GAITHERSBURG, Md., September 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, announced today that is has achieved a five-star rating in the 2020 Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) Corporate Inclusion Index in the areas of Employment, Procurement, and Governance. This is the sixth time Sodexo has been recognized by HACR.

“It is because of Sodexo’s diverse constituency groups, including the Hispanic and Latinx population, that we are able to thrive. Creating an inclusive and safe environment within the workplace and communities in which we serve is one of our highest priorities,” said Gerri Mason Hall, Chief Diversity and Corporate Responsibility Officer, Sodexo Americas.

By participating in this survey, Sodexo affirms its commitment to inclusion for the U.S. Hispanic and Latinx community. It will continue focusing its efforts on Employment, Procurement, Governance and Philanthropy, based on the key metrics that will inform its strategy moving forward.

“I am so proud that Sodexo has been recognized by HACR given our commitment to the Hispanic community,” said Leslie Milinkovic, Executive Sponsor of Sodexo Organization of Latinos (SOL) and Senior Vice President of Sodexo's West Region Schools, North America. “We are preparing for the future where a significant proportion of the workforce will be comprised of Hispanics and Latinx employees.”

To access the 2020 HACR CII report, please visit www.hacr.org/hacr-cii

Sodexo's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion has been consistently recognized by external organizations and notable diversity publications. Globally, Sodexo has been recognized on Bloomberg's 2020 Gender-Equality Index and FORTUNE'S 2019 list of the World's Most Admired Companies.

About HACR

Founded in 1986, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) is the nation’s leading corporate advocacy organization representing 14 national Hispanic organizations in the United States and Puerto Rico. Its mission is to advance the inclusion of Hispanics in Corporate America in the areas of Employment, Procurement, Philanthropy, and Governance. Through our corporate leadership advancement programs, Symposium best practice conferences, research initiatives, and public communications, HACR is illuminating The Power of Hispanic Inclusion™ throughout Corporate America.

About Sodexo North America

Sodexo North America is part of a global, Fortune 500 company with a presence in 72 countries. Sodexo is a leading provider of integrated food, facilities management, and other services that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life for millions of customers in corporate, education, healthcare, senior living, sports and leisure, government, and other environments daily. The company employs 160,000 people at 13,000 sites in all 50 U.S. states and Canada and indirectly supports tens of thousands of additional jobs through its annual purchases of $19 billion in goods and services from small to large businesses. Sodexo is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion and safety while upholding the highest standards of corporate responsibility and ethical business conduct. In support of local communities across the U.S., in 2018, Sodexo contributed over 159,500 in volunteer hours, and since 1996, the Stop Hunger Foundation has contributed nearly $34.5 million to help feed children in America impacted by hunger. To learn more about Sodexo, visit us.sodexo.com, and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

Madison Brennan
Sodexo