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Animal Welfare Commitment
XOXO to Sodexo – For Taking a Stand for Millions of Hens
Today, with Sodexo, we are announcing that the giant food service company has committed, over the next five years, to switch all 20 million pounds of its liquid eggs to cage-free. The company manages dining operations at thousands of colleges, universities, hospitals, and corporate dining centers across the country. Due to its enormous size, this will remove 750,000 hens from battery cages per year and put them into cage-free settings. This announcement comes after prior announcements from the company to switch to cage-free for its 39 million shell eggs – which provides a better living for an additional 150,000 birds.
Sodexo Awards & Recognition
No. 2 Diversity Company
At their annual awards gala, DiversityInc named Sodexo the no. 2 company on their prestigious 2014 list of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity. Sodexo is the only company to be ranked in the top one or two spot for five consecutive years. From a group of over 1,000 participating companies, the Top 50 list included organizations from a wide range of industries, including consulting, retail, manufacturing and banking. This recognition is a testament to Sodexo's ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Sodexo continues to evidence its commitment to diversity and inclusion through its executive and leadership involvement in formal mentoring partnerships, employee business resource groups (with membership totaling close to 4,000 members) and the cross market diversity council. In addition, managers continue to participate in diversity and inclusion activities that are directly tied to Sodexo's diversity scorecard.
RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2015
Sodexo was recognized in the 2015 Sustainability Yearbook and received two distinctions from RobecoSAM:
- 2015 Industry Leader
- 2015 Gold Class
- RobecoSAM Sustainability Press Release