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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.
2014 Black Pearl Award
Excellence in Food Safety Earns Black Pearl Award from International Association for Food Protection. Sodexo is recognized for outstanding commitment to food safety and quality.
The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) selected Sodexo as the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Black Pearl Award that recognizes outstanding commitment to and achievement of corporate excellence in food safety and quality.
The honor is given annually to one company for advancing food safety and quality through consumer programs, employee relations, educational activities, adherence to standards, and support of the goals and objectives of IAFP.
“Our commitment to quality assurance and food safety can be measured in any number of ways; from our certification credentials and industry leadership to the esteemed recognition we have received by awards like this,” said John Zimmermann, senior director, quality assurance and food safety, Sodexo. “The Black Pearl Award is a true testament to the dedicated hard efforts of the entire team at Sodexo and it confirms our organizational commitment to food safety.”
Because safe foodservice is a matter of trust, Sodexo was the first company in our industry segment to achieve ISO 22000 certification for our food safety management system. With the help of our Quality Assurance and Food Safety team, we continue to develop guidelines and programs that promote innovative food safety solutions. We continuously monitor and influence the latest trends, collaborating with industry, academia and regulatory agencies to be in the forefront of emerging issues while sharing knowledge with others.
Sponsored by the late Wilbur Feagan and F & H Food Equipment Company, the Black Pearl Award will be presented to Sodexo at IAFP's Annual Meeting in Indianapolis in August.
Working Mother magazine named Sodexo one of the "Best Companies for Hourly Workers" for 2013
Working Mother magazine named Sodexo one of the "Best Companies for Hourly Workers" for 2013, awarding those employers that have the best policies and programs for promoting women and a dynamic work life culture. This is the fourth consecutive year that Sodexo has been recognized for being among those employers that have the best policies and programs for promoting hourly workers and a dynamic work life culture.
“We are pleased to be recognized by Working Mother for the third consecutive year for our steadfast commitment to our employees,” said George Chavel president and chief executive officer for Sodexo. “Because we have a truly diverse work force that interacts with the millions of people whose lives we touch every day, we work continuously to engage our employees, provide a safe, open, and inclusive workplace, and offer meaningful wages, benefits, and training and development opportunities.”
Sodexo Named Catalyst 2012 Award Winner
Honored for our initiative Making Every Day Count: Driving Business Success Through the Employee Experience, we were one of only two organizations to receive this prestigious recognition this year. As an award winner, we join the ranks of other elite organizations committed to diversity and inclusion such as Campbell Soup Company, McDonald's, PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble.
RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2013
Sodexo was recognized in the 2013 Sustainability Yearbook and received three distinctions from RobecoSAM:
- 2013 Sector Leader
- 2013 Sector Mover
- 2013 Gold Class
- RobecoSAM Sustainability Press Release