Submitted by Sodexo
Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, announced today that it has been recognized in the fall issue of Professional WOMAN’s Magazine (PWM) as a Top Employer, Top Supplier Diversity Program and Top LGBT-Friendly Company.
“At the core of our business is our commitment to diversity and inclusion,” said Rohini Anand, PhD, SVP, Corporate Responsibility & Global Chief Diversity Officer, Sodexo. “We are proud of this recognition which pays tribute to our work as an employer and LGBT-Friendly company as well as our award-winning supplier diversity program.”
As part of Sodexo's Better Tomorrow Plan, the company is committed to partnering with vendors led by minorities, women, service-disabled veterans, LGBTQ and people with disabilities across the U.S. Beyond the company’s own supplier diversity initiatives, Sodexo has its own Vendor Partner Award Programwhich recognizes the contributions of companies whose efforts play a vital role to support Sodexo’s mission to enhance the Quality of Life.
In addition to being named as a Top Employer, Top Supplier Diversity Program and Top LGBT-Friendly Company by Professional WOMAN’s Magazine, Sodexo was named to Bloomberg's 2019 Gender Equality Index and FORTUNE'S 2019 list of the World's Most Admired Companies.
The goal of the annual evaluations, as seen in the Best of the Best lists, is to not only bring the latest information and guidance to Professional WOMAN’s Magazine’s readers, but also encourage active outreach and diversity policies among corporations and government agencies. The lists were compiled from market research, independent research, diversity conference participation and survey responses that were performed by DiversityComm’s agents and/or affiliates. This year, more than 415 companies and institutions participated.
About Professional Woman’s Magazine (PWM)
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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 SodexoUSA.com, SodexoInsights.com and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
Sodexo, Inc. (www.sodexoUSA.com ) is a leading integrated facilities management services company in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, with $7.7 billion (USD) in annual revenue and 120,000 employees. Sodexo serves more than ten million customers daily in corporations, health care, long term care and retirement centers, schools, college campuses, government, and remote sites. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., is a member of Sodexo Group, and funds all administrative costs for the Sodexo Foundation (www.sodexofoundation.org ), an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $11 million in grants to fight hunger in America.
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